Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper, arrests owner

    Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday and led in handcuffs through his newspaper office as police raided the building, part of a sweeping crackdown on dissent since China imposed a security law on the city. ...

  • Pakistan demands Kashmir action while ignoring China’s Uyghurs

    Even as Pakistan this week drew international attention to the plight of Muslims in Indian Kashmir, Islamabad stayed conspicuously silent about another embattled Muslim community -- China's Uyghur population. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Expansionist greed of Chinese government — A pain in the neck for the world

    It is sad that the present Chinese government has become a pain in the neck of the world, and that the Chinese government does not seem to mind this. ...

  • US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

    The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. ...

  • US sanctions more Chinese companies over China’s treatment of Uyghurs

    The US Commerce Department on Monday added 11 Chinese companies implicated in what it called human rights violations in connection with China’s treatment of its Uyghurs in Xinjiang in western China to the US economic blacklist. ...

  • US will restrict visas for some Chinese officials over Tibet: Pompeo

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing what he called human rights abuses by the Chinese government in Tibetan areas, said the United States would restrict visas for some Chinese officials because Beijing obstructs travel to US citizens. ...

  • US Congress urges Trump administration to get tougher on China’s Xinjiang crackdown

    More than 75 US senators and House members on Thursday urged the Trump administration to take a tougher stance on China over its crackdown in that country’s Xinjiang province. ...

  • Lobsang Wangyal China is playing with fire in Hong Kong

    The rest of the world should not remain a mere spectator of the events in Hong Kong. The people must rise, and the governments must take action. ...

  • India denies visas to US panel on religious freedom

    India has turned down a travel request for members of a US government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying such foreign agencies had no standing to assess the constitutional rights of citizens. ...

  • Thousands pay tribute to George Floyd as pressure mounts for US police reform

    Thousands of mourners braved sweltering Texas heat on Monday to view the casket of George Floyd, whose death after a police officer knelt on his neck ignited worldwide protests against racism and calls for reforms of US law enforcement. ...