Canadian Couple Accused of Spying Held in Isolation...

Kevin and Julia Garratt, the Canadian couple who were detained by Chinese authorities in August under suspicion of stealing military and national defense secrets, have been...

China Scraps 130,000 ‘Leading Groups’

According to state media, more than 130,000 government “leading groups” across China have been cut as a part of the central government’s plan to “streamline...

China Not Ruling Out Tibet Visit by U.N. Rights Chief...

Earlier this month, newly installed United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein mentioned his desire to take a trip to Tibet, and that discussions...

U.N. Urges China to Allow Free Hong Kong Elections

The ongoing Hong Kong pro-democracy protests have drawn attention from the United Nations. On Thursday, the U.N. Human Rights Committee urged China to reconsider the restrictions...

Drawing the News: Xi Jinping and Zhou Xiaoping

Zhou Xiaoping, the young, nationalistic blogger who shook hands with President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art, has drawn the ire of many Chinese netizens. Zhou’s...

Uyghur Pop Star Eyes Greater Mainland Fame

At TIME Emily Rauhala reports on unlikely Uyghur pop star Ablajan Awut Ayu’s fame in Xinjiang and aspirations to take his act to the greater Chinese entertainment...