Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • China criticizes pope over comment on Uyghur Muslim minority

    China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uyghur Muslim minority group. Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Francis’ remarks had “no factual basis at all.” ...

  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong in custody after guilty plea

    Three young Hong Kong dissidents including Joshua Wong were remanded into custody on Monday after pleading guilty to inciting a rally during last year's pro-democracy protests, deepening the crackdown against Beijing's critics. ...

  • US House of Representatives passes bipartisan resolution on Tibet

    A bipartisan resolution recognising the cultural and religious significance of an autonomous Tibet and seeking peaceful solutions to the conflict was passed by the US House of Representatives. ...

  • China committing crimes against humanity in Tibet, say exile Tibetans

    The sentencing of a Tibetan singer to six years in prison by the Chinese authorities for criticising repressive government policies, and the custodial death of a Tibetan mother of three, have exposed China's crimes against humanity in Tibet ...

  • Hundreds march in Taiwan to support 12 arrested Hong Kongers

    Hundreds of people marched in Taiwan's capital on Sunday to demand the release of 12 Hong Kong anti-government protesters who were arrested by mainland Chinese authorities in August. ...

  • US says no justification for ‘concentration camps’ in China

    The deputy White House national security adviser on Friday denounced China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims, saying there was no justification for the country maintaining “concentration camps” within its borders. ...

  • China angered as US names Special Coordinator for Tibet

    China accused the United States on Thursday of seeking to destabilise Tibet, after the Trump administration appointed a senior human rights official as special coordinator for Tibetan issues. ...

  • China defends Tibet labour programme, urges against overdoing religion

    Top officials in Chinese-administered Tibet on Thursday defended a vocational training programme that some critics have called coercive, and urged Tibetans not to “overdo” religion, during a briefing with foreign journalists. ...

  • China’s election to UN human rights council draws world-wide ire

    The re-election of countries like China and Pakistan to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) amid opposition from various rights groups drew condemnation from various quarters on Wednesday. ...

  • China and Russia win seats on UN Human Rights council

    China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the UN’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost. ...