Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • On the voting crisis between China and Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong protests thin as two sides agree to talk

    Crowds of protesters who filled Hong Kong's streets with demands for more democracy thinned dramatically Tuesday after student leaders and the government agreed to hold talks. ...

  • Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy

    Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday. ...

  • Protesting Hong Kong students storm government complex

    Dozens of protesters broke through the gates of Hong Kong's government headquarters late Friday in an ongoing student demonstration against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. ...

  • Oh, Big Brother: How many sites are now blocked in China

    The real issue with all China's web censorship is how it’s keeping people in the dark on a range of important yet contentious issues, happening on the kind of sites that are more in-depth than a page on Facebook or G+ could ever be. ...

  • China court sentences Uyghur scholar to life in prison for separatism

    A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison the country's most prominent advocate for the rights of Muslim Uyghur people, his lawyer said. ...

  • Tibetan student dies after self-immolation in Tsoe

    A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reported on Monday, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests against Beijing's control. ...

  • Separatism trial of Uyghur professor in China enters second day

    The separatism trial of a prominent scholar from China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority entered its second day on Thursday, as rights groups renewed their calls for his release. ...

  • Thousands of activists stage ‘black cloth’ march in Hong Kong

    Thousands of pro-democracy activists clad in black marched silently through Hong Kong on Sunday, holding banners saying they felt betrayed and angry at Beijing's refusal to allow fully-democratic elections. ...

  • China executes Tiananmen Square attackers

    China has executed eight people for "terrorist attacks", including three it described as "masterminding" a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media announced. ...