China Inaugurates Legal Semi-Secret Detention

Zhu Chengzhi may have become the first to be detained under new amendments to China’s Criminal Procedure Law. Amid fierce criticism, the changes passed through the National People’s Congress by a vote of 2,639 to 160...

Charges Dropped in Violinist’s Inciting Subversion Case

Prosecutors have dropped charges of inciting subversion against Chen Pingfu, a former teacher who became a street musician in order to pay medical bills. Chen subsequently wrote more than 300 online articles about abuses by...

China to Press Murder Charges for Inciting Tibet Immolations

As part of an effort to quell the surge of self-immolations by protesting Tibetans, Chinese authorities have cracked down on families and sympathizers of self-immolators. Now, they are taking it a step further by imposing murder...


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