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Photographer Lu Guang Disappears in Xinjiang

Award-winning photographer Lu Guang reportedly disappeared three weeks ago while visiting Xinjiang. The region has been the focus of intensifying international criticism for the detention of up to a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in a network of re-education camps. Lu has received...

First Lady Sings Her Way to Center Stage

China’s new first lady, singer Peng Liyuan, is expected to help the Chinese Communist Party polish its image. From Eveline Gao at the Daily Beast: Peng, 50, is known for singing soaring patriotic songs in praise of the...

Wang Shuping: Inconvenient Truth of AIDS in China

In the early 1990s, thousands of impoverished rural residents in Henan Province gave blood at local clinics which offered compensation for their blood plasma. Their blood was drawn and mixed together in a common vat, and then...

AIDS Activism: Bad Blood

Following protests in Zhengzhou last month in which some 300 AIDS patients and supporters toppled the gate of a government compound, The Economist explains the roots, challenges and particular sensitivity of AIDS activism in...

“10-Yuan Brothels” and Sex-Worker’s Rights

In late April, a Southern Weekend (南方周末) reporter visited a “10-yuan brothel” (十元店)[zh], the most cut-rate of venues housing China’s sex-trade, often catering to China’s many lonely and poor migrant...

Chinese AIDS Rights Website Shut Down

The Committee to Protect Journalists reports the closure on Tuesday of Aizhi.net the website of AIDS rights group, the Aizhixing Research Foundation. The municipal information office informed the website’s founder, Wan...

Chinese Aids Group Feels Government Pressure

BBC reports on political pressure felt by AIDS activist group Aizhixing, whose founder, Wan Yanhai, fled to the U.S. last month: Along with other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Aizhixing says it has recently come under...

China 2008: Human Rights

This next installment in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 concerns the state of human rights in China.  See also these previous China 2008 articles: China and the Developing World, Nationalism, Internet...

China Charges AIDS Activist With Subversion

Radio Free Asia reports the latest development on case of AIDS activist Hu Jia: Authorities in Beijing have formally charged AIDS activist Hu Jia with “incitement to subversion” after he wrote articles online...

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