China Human Rights

Former Judge Kicks Off Hunger Strike Relay in New York for Chinese Activist

Zhong Jinhua (center) stands with Chen Shisheng, a member of Independent Chinese PEN Center who now lives in forced exile (left), and Lü Jinghua, a June 4 activist, a petitioner from Shanghai (right), on May 20, outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Eva Fu/Epoch Times)
Zhong Jinhua (center) stands with Chen Shisheng, a member of Independent Chinese PEN Center who now lives in forced exile (left), and Lü Jinghua, a June 4 activist, a petitioner from Shanghai (right), on May 20, outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Eva Fu/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—Sitting in the Ralph Bunche Park outside the United Nations Headquarters, in front of a 50-foot grey obelisk on May 20, Zhong Jinhua began...

  • Yang Zhonggeng as a young man (L) and his younger brother Yang Zhongsheng were both tortured tod eath by Chinese police for refusing to give up their practice of Falun Gong. (Minghui)

    Man Killed in Chinese Jail Now Joined in Death by Younger Brother

    In 1995, Yang Zhonggeng, a long-time martial arts and qigong enthusiast from central China, had finally found something he could live for. That was Falun... Read more

  • Speakers and audience members engage in a panel discussion following the screening of “Human Harvest” at the University of Alberta on April 28, 2016. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

    Former MP David Kilgour Returns to Edmonton for Screening of ‘Human Harvest’

    The last few days of April were busy ones for David Kilgour, the now-retired longtime Edmonton MP and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific. He... Read more

  • Two crosses salvaged from the debris of a destroyed church are seen at the Bailu Township in Pengzhou, Sichuan Province, China, on May 31, 2008. (China Photos/Getty Images)

    Destruction of Churches and Burial Alive the Latest Round in China’s Anti-Christian Policy

    In a recent flurry of repression against the prominent Chinese Christian community in southeast China’s Zhejiang Province, communist authorities demolished two churches on April 13... Read more

  • (Illustration by Jens Almroth/Epoch Times; Photo by Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times; background photos by Getty Images)

    From Respected Judge to Enemy of the State in China

    On Dec. 31, 2011, Zhong Jinhua, a former Chinese judge and successful attorney, suddenly became an enemy of the state. “If the ban on political... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners gather in front of the Chinese consulate in Toronto on April 25, 2016, to commemorate Falun Gong’s peaceful protest 17 years ago, on April 25, 1999, when 10,000 practitioners gathered in Beijing to call on the regime to allow them to practise their faith free from harassment. (Jimmy Pizolinas)

    Falun Gong Marks 17th Anniversary of Historic April 25 Appeal

    Canadian Falun Gong practitioners held events this week in major cities across the country to commemorate their fellow practitioners’ large-scale appeal in Beijing 17 years... Read more

  • Chen Jing was tortured by police in her native Jiamusi, northeastern China. (Minghui)

    Chinese Woman Tortured and Interrogated About Her Trip to Hong Kong

    When Chen Jing, a woman living in Jiamusi, northeastern China, left her apartment to pay an electricity bill, she was arrested, detained, and tortured by... Read more

  • Shen Yun

    Korean Court Says Shen Yun Show Must Go On in Seoul

    Local promoters for Shen Yun Performing Arts, a premier classical Chinese performing arts company, were preparing to bring the event to one of Seoul’s major... Read more

  • Zhang Yue, security boss of Hebei Province, has been placed under investigation by the Party’s disciplinary agency. (Xilu)

    Notorious Chinese Human Rights Violator Placed Under Investigation

    A once powerful provincial head of China’s security and law agency, who had built up his career through a network of business and political ties... Read more

  • Yin Liping testifies before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, April 14, on "China's Pervasive Use of Torture." Ms. Yin is a Falun Gong practitioner who survived torture, forced labor, and sexual violence in Masanjia and other forced labor camps in China. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    China’s Systemic Use of Torture Put Under Congressional Scrutiny

    WASHINGTON—The Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC)’s hearing on April 14 on systematic torture commonly used in Communist China’s detention facilities was sobering and disturbing. The... Read more

  • The front entrance to Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

    This Street in Shanghai Used to Protect Jews Hiding From Hitler. Now It Holds Religious Prisoners.

    During World War II, 20,000 German Jews fleeing imminent persecution and extermination found refuge in the “Paris of the Orient”—the popular nickname for Shanghai at... Read more

  • (L-R) Reenactment of torture a Falun Gong practitioner faces in China. Liu Xia is disabled after seven years of torture. (

    63-Year-Old Chinese Retired School Teacher Shrank 6 Inches After 7 Years of Torture in Prison

    An elderly woman from China recently recounted the brutal torture she suffered during her seven-year incarceration for practicing a peaceful spiritual discipline that the Chinese... Read more

  • Chinese police try to stop photos being taken in Beijing on Nov. 12, 2013. Chinese authorities recently indicted a Canadian for allegedly stealing state secrets. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    12 Western Countries: Human Rights ‘Deteriorating’ in China

    GENEVA— The United States and 11 other Western countries are criticizing China’s “deteriorating human rights record,” saying its “extraterritorial actions are unacceptable.” The call at... Read more

  • "Free China" film logo (

    How Inviting Friends Over for Movie Night Can Help ‘Free China’

    ARCADIA, Calif.—Elisheva Diaz, a rabbi and public speaker, left a small gathering at her doctor’s home on Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, with a newfound understanding... Read more

  • Gong Yuqun. (Minghui)

    Renowned English Educator in China Escapes Mao but Not the Campaign Against Her Faith

    Gong Yuqun, a professor of English with an impeccable British accent, came of age during the Cultural Revolution in China, a time of political madness... Read more

  • A baby girl shares a room with her mother at a maternity ward in Yulin, Guangxi Province on Dec. 9, 2004. A mother dies in China after 9 induced labors. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Woman, Pregnant With a Girl, Dies After 9th Abortion Because Her Mother-in-Law Wants a Grandson

    When the Chinese communist regime’s draconian population control measures meets the traditional Chinese family’s preference for the male child, tragedy can strike. Mrs. Chen, a... Read more

  • (L-R) Zhang Kai, a Chinese human rights lawyer, before his disappeared after for providing legal aid to churches whose crosses were forcibly removed from their buildings in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, and during his televised forced confession on Feb. 25, 2016. (Courtesy of China Change and a screen shot from Wenzhou Net)

    Chinese Rights Lawyer, Missing for 6 Months, Suddenly Makes Publicized Confession

    UPDATE: In a note dated Feb. 28, sent to an Epoch Times reporter by a friend of the family, Zhang Kai’s parents said that he had... Read more

  • Top