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The daughter of jailed Chinese Protestant pastor Zhang Shaojie has arrived in the United States to raise awareness of government persecution of her father's church, according to a rights group.
OTTAWA—Fifteen years ago on July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party launched a genocidal campaign against some 70 to 100 million adherents of the Falun Gong spiritual faith in China—a campaign that continues unabated today.
A young Tibetan enrolled at a large monastery in northwest China’s Gansu province has hanged himself in protest over official restrictions on monastic life, citing hardships in the daily life of Tibetan monks and nuns, sources said.
A Tibetan monk was taken into custody this week by police in western China’s Sichuan province after launching a protest in which he called for Tibetan freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama, sources said.
Chinese Christian pastor Zhang Shaojie was convicted July 4th and sentenced to 12 years in prison in retaliation for his peaceful advocacy on behalf of his church community.
Once lauded as the jewel in the crown of China's "soft power" cultural diplomacy, Confucius Institutes have sprung up at hundreds of colleges and teaching institutions around the world.
Twenty-five years after the ruling Chinese Communist Party passed a law allowing people to sue the government, the hopes of that era of a judicial check on government power have largely been dashed, legal experts and activists said.
"Death Fugue" is a recent novel by Shenzhen-based author Sheng Keyi, who was longlisted for the Man Asian Booker Prize in 2010. Critics say there is much in it that resonates with this year's 25th anniversary of the military crackdown and bloodshed that put an end to weeks of student-led pro-democracy protests on Tiananmen Square. Cantonese Service commentator Ye Xin reviews it:
Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on Wednesday sentenced a well-known blogger to six and a half years in prison after he repeatedly criticized local officials online over a range of sensitive issues.
Feng Zhenghu never expected life to be easy. The prominent economist-turned-rights-activist has made a habit of taking the ruling Chinese Communist Party to task over its treatment of the least privileged in society.