China Human Rights

  • A young Chinese worshipper prays during the Christmas Eve mass at a Catholic church in Beijing on Dec. 24, 2014. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    Christian Persecution in China on the Rise: Report

    A report from a Christian charity has found that Christians are being persecuted at rates not seen since the Cultural Revolution, which lasted from 1966... Read more

  • Han Xuejiao, 29 (Minghui)

    Chinese Woman Released From Detention After US Senator Contacted

    A prisoner of conscience in China has been released after her family in the United States contacted a Texas senator. Han Xuejiao, 29, was unjustly detained... Read more

  • Sun Min, a Falun Gong practitioner from Northeast China, suffered over tens years of persecution by the communist regime for her faith. (Minghui)

    Chinese Prison Guards Cracked Teacher’s Skull Open for Practicing Falun Gong

    Sun Min, a respected and officially acclaimed middle school teacher from northeastern China, is just one of millions of Chinese citizens victimized for their faith... Read more

  • Sun Yi at Beijing Capital International Airport. (Provided by Sun Yi)

    Chinese Labor Camp Prisoner Who Wrote SOS Letter Escapes China

    Sun Yi was anxious. The polluted haze of a December morning in Beijing blended with his uneasiness and apprehension as he approached the airport departure... Read more

  • On the left: Torture illustration: Handcuffs and shackles. On the right: A torture illustration: Force-feeding feces (Minghui)

    Meditator Force-Fed Human Waste by Chinese Authorities

    A man who has been detained unlawfully in a prison in China for years is still being brutally tortured in yet another case of the... Read more

  • The border between China (L) and Vietnam (R) in the northern Vietnamese city of Lao Cai on May 9, 2014. Recent reports from Vietnam claim kidnapping and murder for organs to supply China’s transplant industry, raising questions about reform in China. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    Organ Trafficking Claims From Vietnam Renew Concerns About Abuses in China

    Recent revelations from Vietnam about Chinese criminal gangs abducting innocents to harvest their vital organs are adding to longstanding concerns of widespread organ transplant abuse... Read more

  • Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng in Beijing on January 12, 2017. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Bring a Shield in One Hand and a Sword in the Other’: An Interview With Chinese Lawyer Yu Wensheng

    As a defense lawyer, Yu Wensheng tried to visit his client in a Beijing detention center in October 2014. After the police refused him access,... Read more

  • Paramilitary police officers stand guard during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 3, 2015. Thousands of delegates from across China and the Chinese leadership will gather for its annual legislature meetings from March 3 in Beijing. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    86-Year-Old Faces Lengthy Prison Term for Handing Out Fliers

    An 86-year-old Chinese woman was sentenced to three years in prison for distributing information telling the truth about her meditation practice, Falun Gong, which has... Read more

  • Chinese policeman approach Falun Gong practitioners who traveled across China to Tiananmen Square to stage peaceful appeals against the persecution in 2001.  (Courtesy of Minghui)

    Falun Gong Persists After 17 Years of Chinese Communist Persecution: Rights Group

    As part of a new report detailing the persecution of religious groups in China, Freedom House released a detailed synopsis on the 17-year-long persecution of... Read more

  • Tibetan monks walk past Chinese paramilitary police at a stadium in Qinghai Province in this file photo. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

    The Chinese Communist Party’s Futile War Against Religion

    Religion is anathema to the atheist Communist Party that rules China, and the menu of policy choices for regime leaders has been limited to “crush,... Read more

  • Ethan Gutmann speaking about China's organ harvesting in Washington. (Lisa Fan/Epoch Times)

    Investigator of China Organ Harvesting Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Investigative journalist and author Ethan Gutmann has been nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for his work exposing the mass harvesting of organs in... Read more

  • A demonstration showing a form of torture used against Falun Gong practitioners in China  (Minghui)

    80-Year-Old Man Faces 11-Year Prison Sentence for His Faith

    An 80-year-old man in northeast China was sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison for persisting in practicing Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese... Read more

  • Chen Huixia (Amnesty International)

    ‘Urgent Action’ for Falun Gong Practitioner Facing Life Imprisonment in China

    Human rights organization Amnesty International has issued an “urgent action update” for a Falun Gong practitioner who is facing life imprisonment. Chen Huixia, who is... Read more

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    New Documentary on Live Organ Harvesting Receives Award

    The crime is appalling and beggars belief—prisoners of conscience in China are being cut up for their organs while still alive in a massive state-run... Read more

  • Dome of the Saint Peters Basilica in the Vatican City in Rome. (Peter Probst/Shutterstock)

    Chinese Transplant Doctors’ Flimsy Defense at Vatican Meets Fierce Rebuttal

    Correction: A previous version of this article cited a participant stating that the Pope called off his appearance at the event. This has not been... Read more

  • A doctor operates a patient in this file photo. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Top Chinese Transplant Surgeon Involved in Anti-Falun Gong Campaign Has Study Retracted

    A medical journal has retracted a disputed study on liver transplantation co-authored by a Chinese doctor implicated in forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience,... Read more

  • Members of the Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, a Chinese Communist Party front group in New York, participate in the 2017 Flushing Chinese New Year Parade on Feb. 4, 2017. Note: This photo has been edited to remove the hate speech written on the banners. (Epoch Times)

    Pro-Beijing Group’s Hate Campaign Includes Fliers, Banner, and Biting

    NEW YORK—During the fifteen-day period of Chinese New Year festivities, Chinese people greet each other with warm sayings and wishes of good fortune and health... Read more

  • Dome of the Saint Peters Basilica in the Vatican City in Rome on September 22, 2011. (Peter Probst/Shutterstock)

    Chinese Transplant Doctor Accused of Ordering Executions Speaks at Vatican

    The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences has run into controversy for inviting a speaker linked to forced organ harvesting in China to present the regime’s... Read more

  • Torture reenactment: Being injected with unknown drugs (Minghui)

    Prisoners of Conscience in Communist China Injected With Nerve-Damaging Drugs

    A Chinese woman has revealed she was injected with unknown drugs while she was imprisoned for her belief. She survived, but her friend—who was also... Read more

  • George Karimi, the Swede who served X years of a life sentence in China, before finishing the remainder in Sweden. He is now free, and has published a memoir about his experiences. (Normann Bjorvand)

    A Swede’s Life Sentence in China Shines Light on a Dark Crevice

    George Karimi was the first European to receive a life sentence in China. He spent the first two years in a detention center without even... Read more

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