Quality Control for New Party Members

The Chinese Communist Party grew by 1.3% in 2014 to 87.8 million members, according to a communique released on Tuesday by the Organization Department of the Central Committee. This...

Lawyers Worry New Rules Will Limit Clients’ Defenses...

At The New York Times, Cherie Chan reports on human rights lawyers’ concerns that proposed changes to China’s criminal law, which could land attorneys in jail for courtroom...

Tales of Torture: Time Spent in Chinese Police Custody...

In a report for the South China Morning Post, Verna Yu relays harrowing accounts of torture from Chinese dissidents and activists who had been subjected to a wide range of physical...

A Man’s Fight Against Gay Conversion Clinics in China...

Al Jazeera’s digital news channel AJ+ has released a video report profiling LGBT rights activist Yanzi Peng, a gay man (also known as Yang Teng and Xiao Zhen in earlier reports)...

Minitrue: Pull Blinds Down on “Island’s Sunrise”...

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect...

HK Democracy Activist Reports Being Assaulted

Joshua Wong, the 18-year-old Hong Kong democracy activist and student leader instrumental in last year’s Umbrella Movement protests, reported that he and his girlfriend ...