China Human Rights

White House Responds to Petition on Organ Harvesting in China

The White House. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)
The White House. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Late on a Friday afternoon the White House responded to a petition submitted to their “We the People” site about 3 years ago that called...

  • Police nab a pedestrian in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on Nov. 26, 2014. (Poon Cai Shu/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong: Pedestrians Allege Police Beating During Occupy Protests, Seek Redress

    In Hong Kong, two pedestrians are going through the courts to claim compensation for alleged acts of police violence towards them after a main pro-democracy... Read more

  • Du Bin tells about the crimes committed at Masanjia Labor Camp in his new book, “The Roar of Masanjia.” (Poon Zaishu/Epoch Times)

    The Story Behind a Letter From Hell

    Just before Christmas in 2012 a letter that had been smuggled into a Halloween Kit sold by K-Mart made international news. The letter, in broken... Read more

  • In this file photo, police stand guard at the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong Province on Aug. 24, 2013. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secret Trials Held Against Persecuted in China

    The second trial of four practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese spiritual practice, detained after a widely publicized incident of protest nine months ago,... Read more

  • Falun Dafa practitioners hold a candlelight vigil as a peaceful protest near the Chinese Consulate in New York, on April 25, 2014. The protest is against the Chinese regime’s 15-year persecution of the practice. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Report: Persecution of Falun Gong Continues in China

    The Chinese regime’s persecution of the Falun Gong spiritual group continues., a U.S.-based Falun Gong information website, which collects information directly from practitioners and... Read more

  • Law professor Zhang Qianfan at China’s Peking University Law School harshly criticized the anti-constitutional standpoint of Chinese Communist Party state-run media in an op-ed published in the Chinese edition of the Financial Times on Jan. 5. (Screenshot/

    Chinese Law Professor Offers Staunch Defense of Constitutionalism

    An outspoken constitutional law professor at Peking University Law School, Zhang Qianfan, wrote a commentary criticizing Chinese state-run media for running numerous anti-constitutional reports. In... Read more

  • Chinese Christians pray during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church on Oct. 12, in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

    China’s Christians May Soon Face Harsher Crackdown

    News Analysis Christians in China are now entering dangerous territory: the religion is becoming popular, and under the atheist rule of the Chinese Communist Party,... Read more

  • Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser. (Courtesy of Tsering Woeser)

    Prominent Tibetan Activist Tsering Woeser Claims Facebook Censorship

    Tsering Woeser, a well-known Tibetan writer and activist, reported that Facebook deleted one of her posts about a self-immolation in Tibet recently. “I’m shocked,” she... Read more

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    China Uncensored: A Very Made in China Christmas Special

    Nothing says Merry Christmas quite like non-union toys being cheaply manufactured in unethical working conditions in Chinese factors for consumption in the West! On this... Read more

  • Taipei mayor Dr. Ko Wen-je (center, red tie) surrounded by reporters on his first day in office on Dec. 25, 2014. (CNA News)

    New Taipei Mayor Tells Police Chief to Protect Falun Gong or Lose Job

    On his first day as Taipei mayor, Dr. Ko Wen-je promises to take action against the city’s police chief if his men fail to uphold... Read more

  • Foreign journalists work in Tiananmen Square on Nov. 9 in Beijing. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Takes ‘Worst Jailer of Journalists’ Title in 2014

    The Chinese regime has locked up the highest number of journalists in the world this year. In its annual report, the Committee to Protect Journalists... Read more

  • Tian Yunhai, who has been illegally imprisoned for 10 years in China because of his beliefs. (Courtesy of Pan Qi)

    Manhattan Resident Seeks to Rescue Fiancé Tortured in China

    After serving nine and one-half years in a Chinese prison for remaining true to his beliefs, a former railway manager may now face even more... Read more

  • Chinese policemen patrol outside a courthouse in Shandong Province, China. On Dec. 20, 2014, in southern China's Guangdong Province, police threw the lawyer Liu Zhengqing out of court for attempting to defend his client, a Falun Gong practitioner. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lawyer Tossed Out of Chinese Court for Defending Falun Gong Practitioners

    When two practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong went on trial for their beliefs in southern China’s Guangdong Province on Dec. 20, the presiding... Read more

  • Canadian citizen Li Zhe, along with other Falun Gong practitioners, hold an event in front of the Chinese consulate in Toronto to seek the release of his father, Li Xiaobo, who has been detained since April 2014 in China for his belief in Falun Gong. During that time he has not been permitted any outside contact, including with a lawyer or family members. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Citizen to Beijing: ‘Release My Father’

    A Canadian citizen is calling on the Chinese regime to release his father from a detention centre in China, where he has been held for... Read more

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

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

    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... Read more

  • Bulgarian practitioners of Falun Gong speak during a press conference at the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency Pressclub in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Dec. 18, 2014. They revealed facts about their illegal detention in Serbia and shared that after being held for three days in a Serbian arrest, they feel that the persecution ongoing in China is not as far away as they thought. (NTD Television)

    Bulgarian, Russian Falun Gong Adherents Released from Illegal Detention in Serbia

    After international pressure was applied, seven Bulgarian and two Russian adherents of Falun Gong were released following three days of illegal detention in the outskirts... Read more

  • A group of Chinese lawyers went on hunger strike in front of Jiansanjiang Detention Center in March 2014, urging the authorities to release four rights lawyers illegally detained for defending Falun Gong practitioners. (Screenshot/

    Eight Lawyers Brave Possible Beatings to Defend Falun Gong Practitioners in China

    Nine months after four Chinese rights lawyers were detained and brutally beaten by police for attempting to defend Falun Gong practitioners detained in Jiansanjiang of... Read more