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China vows to reform forced labor camps
China's Communist Party Politics and Law Committee head Meng Jianzhu on Monday notified Chinese media sources of the nation's plan to end its 56 year-old "re-education through labor" program , which authorizes government entities to legally detain (More)
UN rights expert condemns China 'retaliation' against activist's relative
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders on Friday urged China to end retaliatory efforts against Chen Guangcheng [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], a blind human rights lawyer who successfully fled the communist country earlier this y (More)
Chinese Government's Oppressive Policies Draw Ire from the Public
JURIST Guest Columnist Phelim Kine, Senior Researcher of the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, says that the increasing public challenges to the Chinese government's authority will only continue until its policies reflect a basic respect for human (More)
Chinese lawmaker challenges Hong Kong election results
Chairman of the Chinese Democratic Party Albert Ho on Thursday challenged the election of Hong Kong's new leader Leung Chun-ying . Ho filed two separate lawsuits seeking to overturn the election results , claiming that Leung made false and mislead (More)
China court rules detention of blogger was illegal
A Chinese court in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Friday quashed the sentence against a Chinese blogger and former forestry employee for lack of evidence. With the annulment of the sentence, the Chongqing Third Intermediate Court ruled that (More)
China investigates alleged forced abortion at 7th month of pregnancy
China authorities launched an investigation on Friday into whether local family planning officials forced Feng Jianmei to have an abortion in her seventh month of pregnancy. Feng and her family allege that earlier this month she was taken to a hosp (More)
China releases second national human rights plan
The State Council Information Office (SCIO) on Monday published its second National Human Rights Action Plan . The plan succeeds a previous plan [text; JURIST report] covering 2009-2010 period and will address human rights protection work from 201 (More)
China detains hundreds of activists on anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre
Chinese authorities on Monday detained hundreds of activists in Beijing marking the twenty-third anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. The arrests came a day after the US urged China to free Tiananmen Square activists who are still in det (More)
China government detains suspected US spy: report
The Chinese government has detained a former aide to a vice minister in China's security ministry who is suspected of spying for the US , anonymous sources told Reuters. The former aide, whose identity is unknown, allegedly passed information to the (More)
China activist urges US to push for rule of law in China
Blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] urged the US on Thursday to "try harder" to promote the rule of law in China . Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) , Chen informed the audience tha (More)