China Human Rights

HK People: 1-Year-Old Baby Deemed Security Threat, Banned From Macau

"Thou shalt not pass Macau customs... if you're called *insert HK pro-democracy supporter name here*" (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)
"Thou shalt not pass Macau customs... if you're called *insert HK pro-democracy supporter name here*" (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

These days, no one’s too young to be a radical troublemaker. Baby Ho Chun-yan was supposed to visit Macau with his parents on Friday, Dec...

  • Gao Hongyi, a Chinese army veteran, was arrested and held for five days after his public renunciation of the Chinese Communist Party. Gao has fought a fruitless personal battle against local corruption for over ten years since he was, illegally he said, laid off. (Screenshot/NTD Television)

    After 10-Year Battle Against Corruption, Chinese Veteran Quits the Party

    In his youth, he protected his homeland as a soldier in China’s military. Now, illegally laid off from his work, he has no home, and... Read more

  • Director of Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan takes questions from reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, December 11, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Uncensored: Is the US Any Better Than China? CIA Torture Report

    So here’s some reasons why you might think the horrendous acts of torture committed by the CIA in the name of the War on Terror... Read more

  • College girl Bian Xiaohui holds a banner that says "I want to see my father" on street on March 3, 2014. Bian and her cousin who took the photo have been detained, and went on trial on Dec. 12 being accused for "publicizing Falun Gong persecution" by putting the photo online. (Screenshot/

    China Holds Secret Trial Against Two Women Who Exposed Persecution

    A Chinese college student and her cousin were tried in secret on Dec. 12, using an obscure provision of the criminal law that many lawyers... Read more

  • A local resident of Mong Kok (L) speaks with volunteer pro-democracy activists Chris Chan and Stanley Wu in Hong Kong in November. Reaching out to the public has become an important new phase of the movement. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Preachers of Democracy’s Gospel in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—Chris Chan and Stanley Wu knocked gingerly on the door of a tiny apartment on the sixth floor of a grimy and sometimes fetid... Read more

  • An undated photograph of Zhang Keke, a Chinese lawyer who was recently dragged from a court room by police while he was defending a client persecuted by the state. His colleagues wrote a letter criticizing the security forces' behavior. (Zhang Keke)

    Chinese Lawyers Outraged as Colleague Is Dragged From Court

    Over 200 lawyers in China have signed an open letter of protest against the authorities after a court in Jilin, a northern province of China,... Read more

  • A group of rights protesters put up banners calling for human rights, in Beijing on Dec. 9, 2014, the day before world Human Rights Day. (Screenshot/Human Rights Campaign in China)

    Thousands in Beijing Protest for Their Rights on Human Rights Day, Are Arrested

    While International Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world, in Beijing the day was marked by security rounding up and detaining those who dared... Read more

  • Uyghur professor Ilham Tohti chats with students following his lecture in a classroom in Beijing on June 12, 2010. On Dec. 8, 2014, Seven students of Ilham were sentenced to between three and eight years imprisonment on charges of participating in “secessionist criminal activities.” (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Students of Uyghur Scholar Given Heavy Prison Sentences

    Seven students of the Minzu University of China in Beijing were sentenced to prison for between three and eight years on Monday for what the... Read more

  • Petitioner Wang Fang from Hubei Province holds a banner saying “Democracy, freedom, human rights, constitution” on a bus she was placed on by police in Beijing, on Dec. 4, 2014. It was China's newly established "Constitution Day," but thousands of aggrieved petitioners found little to celebrate. (New Tang Dynasty Television)

    Petitioners Highlight Abuses on China’s First Constitution Day

    The Communist Party’s rubber-stamp legislature established Dec. 4 this year as China’s inaugural “constitution day,” supposedly a chance for the country to celebrate the Party’s... Read more

  • Internet users in Beijing on June 3, 2009. Freedom House published its 2014 Net Report on Dec. 4, indicating that control of the Internet in China is among the strictest in the world. (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

    Freedom House Puts China at Bottom for Freedom Online

    Freedom House, the U.S.-based democracy watchdog, published its “2014 Net Report” recently, showing that China’s Internet controls were among the most restrictive in the world. ... Read more

  • Panel members Ingrid Cranfield, David Matas, Ethan Gutmann, David Kilgour, and Richard Wingfield at Houses of Parliament on November 25. The image onscreen is of Uighur refugee and former surgeon, Enver Tohti. (Roger Luo/Epoch Times)

    China Hastily Announces Purported End to Organ Harvesting

    LONDON—During a pause in the current world tour by authors of books on organ harvesting, the Chinese regime announced it will end the practice of... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners gather in a park in Chengdu City, China, for morning exercises some time in the 1990s, before the persecution against the meditation practice began. (

    Silent Summer

    I stood transfixed at the lone white notice posted at eye level on the thin evergreen’s trunk, the sole trace of human hands in this... Read more

  • MP Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights (C), speaks with Dr. Damon Noto of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (R) and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, author of “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” on Oct. 21, 2014. On Nov. 6, 2014, the committee passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Parliamentary Committee Passes Motion Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

    OTTAWA—During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent visit to China, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights unanimously passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of... Read more

  • The Chinese-language edition of the Nine Commentaries. The book has been translated into over 30 languages. (Epoch Times)

    A Book Spreads to Every Part of China, Changing It

    The Chinese dissident Tang Baiqiao, who is chairman of China Peace and Democracy Federation, said recently that nowadays many Chinese people have a very good... Read more

  • During police clearance of the Mong Kok protest site, a protester in white tee-shirt is holding a placard demanding the authority to take back NPC’s decision on HK universal suffrage, Nov. 26, 2014. (C.S. Poon/Epoch Times)

    Beijing Struggles to Reach a Decision About Hong Kong

    As the Hong Kong government continues to clear democracy protesters from the streets, drawing the world’s attention to the Umbrella Movement, Beijing faces the problem... Read more

  • Ethan Gutmann, whose book 'The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem' was published in August 2014. (Courtesy of Ethan Gutmann)

    China Expert Ethan Gutmann Talks About His New Book ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem’

    Ethan Gutmann began the official U.K. promotion of his new book ‘The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem’... Read more

  • "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem" by Ethan Gutmann was released Aug. 12, 2014. (Pam McLennan/Epoch Times)

    China Expert Promotes Book on Lives of Victims in Communist Repression

    A book seven years in the making, concerning the world’s largest population and its biggest open secret of murder, torture, brainwashing, and organ harvesting, was... Read more