On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the office of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. The world largely responded to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack as a sign that free speech should be wholeheartedly defended, even among those whom the newspaper mocked. In China, however, reactions have been different. China's propaganda mouthpiece, Xinhua Ne
On November 10, the People’s Court of Kashgar in Xinjiang in northwest China sentenced 22 people to prison terms for their religious activities. The sentences ranged from five to 16 years.
At a joint press conference with President Obama following the APEC Summit in Beijing, President Xi Jinping defended the Chinese government’s decisions to reject visa applications from a number of foreign journalists.