China Human Rights

  • (L–R) Wang Huijuan, Li Fuyao, and Li Zhenjun at their home in Queens, New York, on Jan. 8, 2017. The family escaped China in 2014 and were granted asylum after enduring years of torture for practicing Falun Gong. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Life After Torture

    NEW YORK—She had been interrogated before, but this time was worse. Wang Huijuan, an elementary school teacher, was a prize catch, and the guard at... Read more

  • The Chinese Supreme People's Court building in Beijing on March 30, 2006. An update to a legal anti-Falun Gong policy suggests that the now 17 year-long persecution campaign is still ongoing. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Update of China’s Anti-Falun Gong Legal Policy Shows Campaign Continues

    The Chinese regime’s top legal bodies recently issued a new interpretation of a 1999 law used to justify the persecution of the spiritual practice of... Read more

  • Hong Kong activist-politician Joshua Wong attends a political forum hosted by Taiwan's grassroot New Power Party (NPP) in Taipei on January 8, 2017. A new documentary film about Wong, "Joshua: Teenager vs Superpower," premiered at the Sundance Festival on Jan. 20, 2017. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Film Review—Joshua: Teenager Vs Superpower

    Mention the name “Joshua Wong,” and anyone vaguely interested in the Umbrella Movement and other pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong over the last four years... Read more

  • A paid insert of China Daily inside the Jan. 17, 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal, carried a propaganda piece attacking Shen Yun Performing Arts, a classical Chinese dance company based in New York. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Paid Insert in Wall Street Journal Carries Chinese Propaganda

    The Chinese Communist Party has sought to attack Shen Yun Performing Arts, the premier classical Chinese dance and music company, since its inception. Run by... Read more

  • A Chinese baby in the arms of his father at a furniture store in Beijing on Jan. 19, 2015. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Child Laundering Industry

    Parents in China have for years faced an agonizing prospect: having their child abducted and sold into a trafficking ring. The problem is remarkably common... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Woman Loses Eyesight After Torture for Her Faith

    An elderly woman was severely tortured at a facility in southern China and lost her eyesight in the process. Wu Yangzhen, 72, was detained and... Read more

  • On Oct. 24, 2016, in San Francisco, Peiqi Gu talked about her family’s educational values, and how she almost lost the chance to complete school in China due to the persecution of her spiritual faith—Falun Gong. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    College Student Overcomes Fear of Persecution in China

    SAN FRANCISCO— “For 16 years, I’ve been living in the fear of being persecuted for my faith,” said Peiqi Gu, 30, who grew up in... Read more

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

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Enjoys Unusually Relaxed Christmas

    For the past decade, Shanghai-based human rights lawyer Zheng Enchong had to notify the police three days in advance if he wanted to visit his... Read more

  • The Chinese Supreme People's Court building in Beijing on Mar. 30, 2006. On Dec. 23, a public prosecutor in Chongqing indirectly stated that he could find no legal basis for the campaign of prohibition and persecution against  Falun Gong, the traditional Chinese spiritual discipline. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Public Prosecutor Admits ‘No Laws Against Falun Gong’

    In a recent court hearing in southwestern China, a public prosecutor indirectly stated that he could find no legal basis for the campaign of prohibition... Read more

  • Anastasia Lin on the red carpet of the Leo Awards in Vancouver, Canada, on June 5, 2016. (Courtesy Flying Cloud Productions)

    Miss World Canada: ‘My Voice Was Not Being Heard’

    Anastasia Lin, the beauty queen and human rights advocate against mass organ harvesting carried out by the Chinese regime, has spoken out after she was... 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)

    China Confirms It Took Lawyer Jiang Tianyong Into Custody

    Jiang Tianyong, a well-known Chinese human rights lawyer, has sought to hold the Chinese communist regime accountable for its own laws since 2005. For taking... Read more

  • Police detain a Falun Gong protester in Tiananmen Square on Oct. 1, 2000. In January 2017, the Chinese regime appeared to publicly indicate that the persecution campaign remains an official policy. (AP Photo/Chien-min Chung)

    Some Places in China Waver on Persecution of Falun Gong

    One of China’s most ferocious political campaigns—the persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual practice, one of China’s largest spiritual communities—has gone on for 17 years now... Read more

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    World Human Rights Day: Over 2 Million Join Campaign to Prosecute Former Chinese Leader

    It was on Dec. 10, 1948, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sixty-eight years later, a human rights... Read more

  • Mr Craig Kelly, member of parliament for Hughes, speaks at Capital Hill spoke to the rally about "why I have been proud to be co-chairmen of the Parliamentary group against forced organ harvesting.” Canberra, Australia, Nov. 21, 2016. (Linda Zhang/Epoch Times)

    Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Appeal to Stop Organ Harvesting

    On November 21, hundreds of Australian Falun Gong practitioners rallied in front of Capital Hill in Canberra to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights... 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)

    Chinese Lawyer Jiang Tianyong’s Last Major Interview Before His Disappearance

    Very recently, Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong went incommunicado after a work trip to south central China. Jiang was in Changsha, the capital of... Read more

  • Copies of a book by renowned Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on display during a press conference at the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong on June 14, 2016. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Faces Fresh Ordeal Over Smuggled Book

    Gao Zhisheng, a high-profile Chinese human rights lawyer who spent many years in jail for his work, has recently been held incommunicado in China. In... Read more

  • It's Sunny Guo's mission to tell people of the free world about the persecution because it has deeper implications. "This is not just related to us. It is related to everybody, every life in this world,” she said. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    ‘I Can’t Enjoy the Free World’ Says Former Prisoner of Conscience

    SAN FRANCISCO—Two years ago, Sunny Guo, a then 47-year-old Chinese housewife, came alone to America to start a new life, one free of religious persecution... Read more

  • U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke delivers his farewell speech at the Beijing American Center on Feb. 26, 2014 in Beijing. Locke said that Clinton is strong on human rights. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

    ‘Human Rights is Part of the DNA of America’: An Interview with Gary Locke on Hillary Clinton, China, and the 2016 Election

    Gary Locke, the former ambassador to China, became an internet sensation in that country after he was spotted paying for his own Starbucks and carrying... Read more

  • (L–R) International human rights lawyer David Matas, former justice minister Irwin Cotler, and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour at the parliamentary international human rights subcommittee hearing in Ottawa on Nov. 3, 2016, where Matas and Kilgour provided a briefing on organ transplantation abuses in China. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Lawmakers Hear From Organ Harvesting Investigators

    OTTAWA—Two investigators who have spent 10 years researching evidence of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China told Parliament’s human rights subcommittee that... Read more

  • Speakers at the Oct. 28, 2016, organ harvesting forum in Berlin. (L-R) Wang Zhiyuan, Arne Schwarz, Sen Nieh, Arne Gericke, Martin Patzelt, Ethan Gutmann, and Charles Lee. (Jason Wang/Epoch Times)

    Six Ways to Stop Organ Harvesting in China

    BERLIN, Germany—China’s practice of killing prisoners of conscience for their organs has been part of discussions about human rights in China for a decade, but... Read more

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