China Human Rights

  • From left to right, Dr. Teng Biao, Chinese human rights lawyer, Xia Chongyu, son of the imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, Xiaorong Li, an independent scholar. (Paul Huang/The Epoch Times)

    China Must Be Publicly Shamed for Human Rights Abuses, Say Activists

    Amidst reports of the Chinese regime’s continuing persecution of its political dissidents and rights advocates, witnesses before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) slammed the... Read more

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    New Documentary Reveals the Chinese Regime’s Live Organ Harvesting Enterprise

    WASHINGTON—The evidence of forced organ harvesting from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners in China has continued to mount. Now, a newly released, award-winning documentary... Read more

  • Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer. (Epoch Times)

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Suffers Abuse After Exposing ‘Shanghai Gang’

    Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer, has been under house arrest for over a decade. Local security forces have frequently harassed and abused him... Read more

  • In total, Bai spent nearly 14 years in some form of detention before she passed away on June 15. (

    Falun Gong Practitioner Dies From Drugged Prison Food

    Bai Gendi, a Chinese citizen who endured multiple and lengthy stints in detention for refusing to give up her faith, vomited and suffered severe headaches... Read more

  • Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin, in New York City on June 13, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Beauty Queen Calls for Release of Imprisoned Canadian in China

    Anastasia Lin, the reigning Miss World Canada and human rights activist, is calling for the immediate release of a Canadian citizen who was imprisoned and... Read more

  • U.N. members' flags at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. (Aotearoa/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)

    Greece Blocks EU Statement on China Human Rights at UN

    BRUSSELS/ATHENS—Greece has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations criticizing Chinese regime’s human rights record, a decision EU diplomats said undermined efforts to... Read more

  • Conservative MP Tom Kmiec talks to NTD Televisions inside Parliament in Ottawa on May 2, 2017. Kmiec presented a petition in the House calling for the release of Canadian citizen Sun Qian, who was detained in Beijing in early February. (NTD Television)

    MP Presents Petition Calling for Release of Canadian Citizen Detained in China

    OTTAWA—A Calgary MP has presented a petition in the House of Commons calling for the release of Canadian citizen Sun Qian, who was detained in... Read more

  • 17-year-old Shang Jiaojiao started working in a factory to help support her toiling parents. After cleaning numerous electronics screens with n-hexane, she suffered severe nerve damage and could no longer walk. (Courtesy of Human Rights Watch)

    New Documentary Highlights the Hidden Price of Making an iPhone

    NEW YORK—Like millions of young men and women in rural China, Yi Yeting journeyed to a coastal city for a better job prospect. In Shenzhen,... Read more

  • Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong in a recent photo. Official Chinese media confirmed on Dec. 16 that Jiang was taken into custody. (Epoch Times)

    Vanished Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Charged With Subversion

    Jiang Tianyong, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who was vanished by Chinese security authorities last year, was recently pressed with criminal charges. Jiang, a... Read more

  • A woman wears a mask for protection against the air pollution on Tiananmen Square in Beijing as the city is blanketed by heavy smog on Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Why Are Chinese Netizens Angry About a Graduate’s Speech On ‘Fresh Air’?

    Yang Shuping’s now famous “fresh air” speech provoked so much anger from her fellow Chinese that she was forced to publicly apologize. Yang, a graduating... Read more

  • Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour speaks at a press conference in front of San Francisco City Hall on May 23. (Lihui Zhou/The Epoch Times)

    Leading Human Rights Advocate Attends Organ Harvesting Film Screenings in Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO—In a press conference on May 23 in front of the San Francisco City Hall, David Kilgour addressed his work of the last 10... Read more

  • Members of the Hong Kong Youth Care Association hold an anti-Falun Gong protest in Hong Kong on April 18, 2015. (Poon Zai-shu/The Epoch Times)

    How China Uses Its ‘Social Stability Maintenance’ Fund in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—They came in the hundreds in their lime-green T-shirts. Lining up on the sidewalks, they made threatening gestures and hurled raucous abuse at a... Read more

  • MP Garnett Genuis on Parliament Hill on April 10, 2017. Genuis is urging the government to support his private member’s bill to combat organ trafficking. (NTD Television)

    Tory MP Urges Liberals to Back His Organ Trafficking Bill

    OTTAWA—Conservative MP Garnett Genuis raised forced organ harvesting in China this week in the House of Commons in the hopes of securing government support for... Read more

  • Shen Yun dancers perform a classical Chinese dance number. (Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

    Chinese Embassy Letter Exposes Effort to Block Shen Yun in Thailand

    Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance company, was set to perform in Thailand for the first time in January. The theater was... Read more

  • Li Heping (right), a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, was released last week after nearly two years in prison. (Radio Free Asia)

    Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Emerges From Prison Emaciated and Aged

    After nearly two years behind bars, Li Heping, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, was released from prison last week. Both his friends and his... Read more

  • Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners march in a parade along 42nd Street in New York for World Falun Dafa Day on May 12, 2017. (Evan Ningn/The Epoch Times)

    The Most Underreported Story in Modern China

    On May 13, 1992, a youthful-looking, 41-year-old Chinese northeasterner began lecturing on traditional morality and cosmic principles in his hometown of Changchun, the capital of... Read more

  • Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong, attends the 2017 New York Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, on May 14, 2017. (Larry Dye/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Dafa Founder Speaks at Annual New York Conference

    NEW YORK—Wearing their trademark yellow T-shirts or blue jackets, practitioners of Falun Dafa, a traditional Chinese spiritual discipline, could be spotted over the extended weekend... Read more

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    Falun Dafa Marks 25 Years With Grand Parade in Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Over 10,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from 57 countries and regions assembled in Manhattan on May 12 for a grand parade, the centerpiece event of... Read more

  • Conservative MP Peter Kent, co-chair of Parliamentary Friends of Falun Gong, speaks at a celebration on Parliament Hill marking the 25th anniversary of Falun Gong, May 9, 2017. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

    MPs Applaud Falun Gong and Adherents’ Peaceful Advocacy Amid Adversity

    OTTAWA—More than a dozen parliamentarians from all parties joined over 600 Falun Gong practitioners on Parliament Hill on May 9 to celebrate the 25th anniversary... Read more

  • Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners perform one of the practice’s five exercises, the “Falun Standing Stance,” in Guangzhou, southern China, in 1998.

    Finding the Balance Between Ancient and Modern

    How an accomplished professor of orthopedics and other modern professionals harmonize their modern lives with an ancient Chinese spiritual practice Most of the week, Joshua... Read more

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