July 09, 2021
China’s 709 Crackdown Is Still Going On
By William Nee
Since the mass arrests on July 9, 2015, the Chinese government has never eased up on its pressure against human rights lawyers.
April 23, 2020
Wang Quanzhang and China’s ‘Non-Release Release’
By Jerome A. Cohen
Wang, a rights lawyer, was released from prison on April 5. So why hasn't he been allowed to go home?
June 01, 2019
From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
By Emile Dirks
30 years after Tiananmen, activism in China continues, though by necessity it has taken different forms.
January 24, 2018
China’s Grim Christmas Ritual: Imprisoning Dissidents
By Thomas E. Kellogg
Xie Yang was the latest activist to be sentenced during the Christmas holiday season.
January 10, 2018
Michael Caster on China's Forced Disappearances
By Shannon Tiezzi
Caster talks about a new collection of firsthand accounts from the disappeared.
August 30, 2017
China’s War on Dissent
By Cholpon Orozobekova
Detained activists have two choices: vanish or confess.
December 06, 2016
The People's Republic of the Disappeared
By Michael Caster
From black jails to residential surveillance, Beijing has been trying to normalize enforced disappearances for a decade.
August 04, 2016
Activists and Lawyers Jailed in China’s Latest Crackdown
By Cal Wong
Three activists, detained during last summer's massive crackdown, are sentenced to prison terms.
July 12, 2016
EU Must Push China on Human Rights, With or Without the UK
By Andrew Anderson
China might think Europe is weak right now, but the EU must not water down its commitment to human rights and democracy.
November 16, 2015
Torture in China: A Vicious Cycle
By David Volodzko
Reports from human rights groups paint a dark picture of the use of torture in China's legal system.