Tag Archives: Human Rights

  • Pressure mounts on Hong Kong leader over extradition plan

    Hong Kong's embattled leader faced mounting pressure on Friday to abandon a deeply unpopular plan to allow extraditions to China, with protest organisers getting police go-ahead. ...

  • China extradition clashes plunge Hong Kong into historic violence

    Hong Kong was rocked Wednesday by the worst political unrest since its handover to China, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who tried to storm parliament. ...

  • China says its Panchen Lama made first trip outside country in May

    A youth appointed by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans made his first trip outside the country last month. ...

  • Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam vows to go ahead with extradition bill

    Hong Kong's pro-Beijing leader said she had no plans to scrap a controversial plan to allow extraditions to the Chinese mainland, a day after huge crowds came out to oppose the proposal. ...

  • Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

    Huge crowds thronged Hong Kong on Sunday as anger swells over plans to allow extradition to China, a proposal that has sparked the biggest public backlash against the pro-Beijing leadership. ...

  • Beyond Beijing: 1989 in Changsha

    Thirty years ago, the CCP’s army massacred peaceful demonstrators on Tian’anmen square, putting an end to a nationwide protest movement. Andréa Worden remembers 1989 in Changsha and Beijing. ...

  • On 30th anniversary, China says Tiananmen crackdown was ‘correct’ policy

    China on Sunday defended the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on student protesters in a public acknowledgement of the event, days before its 30th anniversary, saying it was the "correct" policy. ...

  • Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer given Free Spirit Award 2018

    Prominent Uyghur freedom fighter Rebiya Kadeer has been named the recipient of the Free Spirit Award 2018 during an event in McLeod Ganj. ...

  • UN chief raised Uyghurs plight with Chinese authorities

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of an estimated 1 million Uyghurs incarcerated in re-education camps in China with Chinese authorities during a recent visit to Beijing. ...

  • Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition plan

    Tens of thousands of people hit Hong Kong's streets on Sunday to protest against a government plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, the crowds swollen by anger. ...