Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Hong Kong protesters throng streets in pouring rain

    A sea of democracy activists flooded the streets of Hong Kong Sunday in a defiant show to the city's leaders that their movement still pulls wide public support, despite mounting violence. ...

  • Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border

    Chinese authorities have on two occasions this week linked violent protests in Hong Kong to "terrorism". They have consistently described protesters as "rioters". ...

  • Hong Kong protests shut down airport

    All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city's airport to denounce police violence. ...

  • China defends Hong Kong police, blames Western forces

    China blamed Western forces and defended police conduct in remarks Monday about Hong Kong after the city endured another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and police. ...

  • Police fire tear gas in clash with Hong Kong protesters over banned march

    Police fired tear gas during clashes in a rural Hong Kong town on Saturday as several thousand activists gathered to protest an attack by suspected triad gang members on protesters. ...

  • Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen crackdown, dies

    Li, who died Monday at 90, warned Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters in May 1989 that “the situation will not develop as you wish” a day before he announced martial law. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Who is China, to appoint the next Dalai Lama?

    Unfortunately, the world is keeping its eyes deliberately closed to China’s religious onslaught and aggressive approach in curbing the freedom of religions. ...

  • More than 20 countries condemn China for mass detentions in East Turkistan

    Nearly two dozen countries have called on China to halt its mass detention of ethnic Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, the first such joint move on the issue at the UN Human Rights Council. ...

  • Uyghur activist’s fight for East Turkistan

    Every weekend Abdurehim Gheni is at the Dam Square in Amsterdam, bringing awareness to the human rights abuses of the Uyghurs in East Turkistan (Chinese: Xinjiang) by the Chinese government. ...

  • Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead, but critics unconvinced

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the Chinese-ruled city’s biggest crisis in decades is dead, but critics accused her of playing with words. ...