Hong Kong extradition bill: Protesters return to streets despite suspension
Hundreds of thousands of people are protesting in Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill, despite the bill having been suspended.
Bullets and Opium:Introduction
“A series of harrowing, unforgettable tales...Had [Liao Yiwu] not fled the country in 2011, they may never have emerged. An indispensable historical document.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 
Who’s Afraid of China’s Internet Vigilantes?
It isn’t just government censorship that is restricting free expression in China. It’s also the “human flesh searches.”
Hong Kong: Thousands protest against China extradition law
Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday over a proposed law change that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.
US Watchdog Cites China As One of the Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
An independent U.S. watchdog group labeled sixteen nations Monday as "countries of particular concern" for engaging in "systematic, ongoing, egregious violations" of religious freedom. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom cited China as one the worst violators, detaining between 800,000 and two million adult Uighur Muslims in concentration camps and relegating some of their children to orphanages. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.
China-Taiwan tensions grow after warplane incursion
Is a new crisis between China and Taiwan looming?
How do these growing tensions relate to the deepening differences between Washington and Beijing?
PRESS RELEASE:The Spirit of Those Who Suffered Shall Never Perish
For the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square 1989 Student Movement
Humanitarian China & Asian American Arts Centre
In commemoration of the Tiananmen Square 1989 Student Movement
Revitalizes the “CHINA: June 4, 1989” Exhibition
Rise Up: Tiananmen’s Legacy of Freedom and Democracy
Three Poems by Wang Yi
Rise Up, Go Call On the Dear Departed
God of the Moment
In this Age, You Must Write a Poem that Borders on Criminal
A Brain-washing War --an Appeal for the poet-preacher Wang Yi
On December 9th, 2018, on the eve of international Human Rights Day, in my hometown of Chengdu, Sichuan, the most influential house church in China today, the Early Rain Covenant Church, was raided by the police and banned, and more than 100 believers were taken away. The founders of the church, the husband-and-wife pair of Wang Yi and Jiang Rong, were both accused of “inciting subversion of state power”, arrested.
China’s attack on human rights and the rule of law continues
Since taking office six years ago, Mr. Xi has employed corruption investigations to purge rivals in the Communist Party; stepped up censorship of social media; and conducted a massive campaign against Muslims in the Xinjiang region, hundreds of thousands of whom have been confined to concentration camps and forced to undergo “reeducation.” Meanwhile, he has sought to stifle dissent by targeting the lawyers who defend human rights activists and religious believers or bring cases against local authorities for corruption.
Kevin and Julia Garratt on their experience as detainees in China
Canadian couple Kevin and Julia Garratt were detained in China in 2014 and accused of spying. Amid an escalating feud between Canada and China and allegations of retaliatory detentions, the pair tells the BBC about what it was like - and how they ever made it home.
China’s Xi Jinping 'most dangerous' to free societies, says George Soros
The billionaire philanthropist George Soros has used his annual speech at the World Economic Forum, in Davos, to launch a scathing attack on China and its president Xi Jinping.
Twitter Users in China Face Detention and Threats in New Beijing Crackdown
The crackdown is the latest front in President Xi Jinping’s campaign to suppress internet activity. In effect, the authorities are extending their control over Chinese citizens’ online lives, even if what they post is unlikely to be seen in the country.
Huawei: 'Deep concerns' over firm's role in UK 5G upgrade
The Defence Secretary has reportedly said he has "very deep concerns" about Chinese firm Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK's mobile network.
As China Cracks Down on Churches, Christians Declare ‘We Will Not Forfeit Our Faith’
“We will not forfeit our faith because of suppression by the authorities.” 
A War of Souls
Both Wang Yi and Meng Lang are old friends, but I find it difficult to express briefly all that comes to my mind about them.  Wang Yi became a pastor of the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu. In a recent sermon he said: “This country is in the midst of a war on the soul, this is the most important war…. Yet, in the human soul, they are establishing for themselves an enemy it is forever impossible to imprison, that can never be exterminated, can never be made to surrender or be subdued… and so they are destined to fail….”
China got rid of one of the most oppressive practices of the Mao era. Now it’s coming back
FIVE YEARS ago, China bid farewell to a brutal relic of Mao’s rule: the laojiao, or reeducation-through-labor camps that had been used since the 1950s to punish minor criminals and all kinds of dissenters, often incarcerating them for up to four years without trial. The National People’s Congress abolished the onerous system on Dec. 28, 2013, because it was seen as obsolete. Now China is reviving forced labor in concentration camps for Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang province. This is unconscionable.
“Stones of Tiananmen” Review
On July 28, 2014, a full-length play, “Stones of Tiananmen” was stage read for the first time at the HBO building in NYC.  Written by Cynthia L Cooper and directed by Peggy Howard Chane, the play features the stories of China’s jailed Nobel Peace Laureate, Liu Xiaobo, his wife Liu Xia, “Mothers of Tiananmen” leader Professor Ding Zilin, and her husband Jiang Peiken, and their struggle against injustice in the Chinese government decades after the Tiananmen Massacre.
China specialists who long supported engagement are now warning of Beijing’s efforts to influence American society
A distinguished group of China specialists who have long championed engagement with Beijing are now advocating the United States take a more skeptical view of what they see as growing Chinese efforts to undermine democratic values, including free-speech rights, both here and abroad.
BETRAYING BIG BROTHER The Feminist Awakening in China
More likely, I fear that this new feminist movement will be stamped out like so many promising movements before, including the early online activism that brought stories like Deng Yujiao’s to life. I learned about Deng while researching a book idea about how Internet activism had emerged as a serious threat to Communist Party rule in China — or so I thought. The Internet revolution that I believed I was witnessing was quickly crushed after Xi came to power and launched an unrelenting crackdown on the online space. That “revolution” was snuffed out, just like every other popular uprising over the past 30 years.
 
If feminist activism is any more lasting, it will defy the odds, and history.
 
South China Sea Code of Conduct Gains Momentum as China Moves to Complete Militarization
STATE DEPARTMENT — 
As China moves to complete the creation of military outposts in the South China Sea, Beijing’s negotiation with southeastern Asian nations over a binding code of conduct is gaining momentum.
China’s Media Crackdown Spreads to Hong Kong
Beijing expels Victor Mallet of The Financial Times in a move intended to freeze out independent voices.
China finally admits it is building a new archipelago of concentration camps. Will the world respond?
China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises 're-education' camps
China's western Xinjiang region has written "vocational training centres" for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there.
Activist Joshua Wong Banned From Travel, Four Years After Democracy Movement Began
Wong, who had begun serving a six-month jail term for his part in the storming of police barriers outside government headquarters on Sept. 26, 2014, at the start of the Occupy Central democracy movement, was acquitted alongside fellow defendants Nathan Law and Alex Chow by Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in February.
Officials Ban Private Funeral Parties in China's Zhejiang
From Oct. 1, private wakes, which can involve days of chanting monks, the wailing of professional mourners, singers and even strippers, will be banned in certain areas of Zhejiang's Wenzhou city.
Liu Xia 'Under Pressure' During First Public Appearance Since Her Exile
Liu appeared on Wednesday evening at an award ceremony and panel discussion in New York, where Germany-based Chinese writer and close friend Liao Yiwu received an award from the Vaclav Havel Foundation.
Chinese Court Hands Suspended Death Sentence to Evictee Who Killed Official
Police from nearby Ganzhou city detained Ming Jingguo after he was accused of bludgeoning local People’s Congress representative Zhuo Yu to death with a shovel on March 17, 2017 at a village in the city's Nankang district.
Ex-Google Employee Urges Lawmakers to Take On Company
In a harshly worded letter sent this week, the former employee, Jack Poulson, criticized Google’s handling of a project to build a version of its search engine that would be acceptable to the government of China. He said the project was a “catastrophic failure of the internal privacy review process.”