Chinese Migrants Face Perilous Journeys En Route to the U.S.

Last week, the bodies of eight Chinese nationals were discovered off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, after their boat capsized along a route often used by migrants attempting to reach the U.S. This is the latest example of an...

Women Detained in Xinjiang Camps Report Systematic Rape

An investigation by the BBC has uncovered evidence of systemic rape in Xinjiang internment camps, where approximately one million Uyghurs are believed to be or have been imprisoned. In January, on the last day of the Trump...

Snowden May Leave Hong Kong for Iceland

Speculation has mounted this week that NSA leaker Edward Snowden might leave Hong Kong for Iceland, removing a small but buzzing fly from the ointment of Sino-U.S. relations and possibly defusing accusations of spying for China....

Chen Guangcheng Calls Out China for Broken Promises

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Tuesday that China had violated the deal that enabled him to leave the country last year, saying that Beijing had continued to persecute his family despite...

Chen Guangcheng: Reform Hopes “Wishful Thinking”

The Telegraph’s Peter Foster talks to legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped to the U.S. from illegal house arrest almost a year ago, about his pessimistic outlook on reform under Xi Jinping and his efforts to obtain...

Wang Lijun Allegedly Sought British Asylum

A forthcoming book by Chinese journalists Pin Ho and Wenguang Huang claims that Wang Lijun unsuccessfully sought asylum from the U.K. months before entering the U.S. consulate in Chengdu last year, adding yet more ingredients to...

After Guantanamo, Uyghur Cooks Pizza in Albania

Abu Bakker Qassim, an ethnic Uyghur, spent four-and-a-half years as a detainee at Guantanamo Bay. A BBC report from last summer tells the story of Qassim’s flee from China, and how he ended up in U.S. custody: It is an...

Chen Guangcheng: “Free Citizen”, Uncertain Future

Hu Jia, an activist who was detained for over 24 hours after meeting with the escaped Chen Guangcheng last week, has said that police admitted during his questioning that Chen and his supporters had done nothing wrong in the...

AP Exclusive: Uighurs Flee China After Riots

The AP has interviewed Uighur refugees who fled China after riots last year and are now seeking asylum in other countries: Nearly a year after the worst riots in China’s far west in more than a decade, his story and that...

Asylum for Activist Guo Feixiong’s Family

From Radio Free Asia: The wife and two children of a jailed Chinese rights lawyer have been granted political asylum in the United States. Zhang Qing, the wife of jailed Chinese rights lawyer Guo Feixiong, and their two children...



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