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  • Police attack demonstrators protesting forced requisition of Catholic church property

    On Friday August 15, in Inner Mongolia’s Chifeng Municipality, Linxi County, Dayingzi Village hundreds of people demonstrated in front of the county government headquarters, protesting the forced requisition of a Catholic church’s property to build for-profit residential housing. They demanded the government return the land.

  • Chinese Police Open Fire at Tibetan Protest, Nearly A Dozen Wounded

    Chinese police opened fire to disperse hundreds of Tibetans protesting the detention of a respected village leader in Sichuan province, seriously wounding nearly a dozen people, exile sources said Wednesday, quoting local contacts.

  • Chinese Authorities Allow Tibetan Spiritual Teacher to Return to Monastery

    Chinese authorities are believed to have removed restrictions placed on a respected Tibetan spiritual teacher once jailed for making contacts with the Dalai Lama, allowing him to travel to his monastery and resume his teachings in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, sources said this week.

  • Chinese Lawyers Held Over Falun Gong Cases

    Authorities in the northeastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang have taken into custody and questioned three rights lawyers representing detained members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, lawyers and relatives said on Wednesday.

  • Xinjiang City Bans Beards, Islamic Dress From Public Buses

    A city in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region has prohibited people with beards or those wearing Islamic clothing from traveling on public transportation, state media said, prompting anger from an overseas group who called the policy “racist” against the mostly Muslim minority Uyghurs.

Other News

  • Aug 19, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Inner Mongolian Dissident's Wife Cut Off From The Internet

    Chinese authorities in Inner Mongolia have cut off the phone and Internet services of Xinna, wife of jailed veteran ethnic Mongolian dissident Hada, after she tried to use overseas websites to raise awareness of his case.

  • Aug 15, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Chinese Activist and Writer L Gengsong Accused of Subversion

    A well-known figure in the Chinese democracy community, and a scholar of the Chinese Communist Party’s security apparatus, has been charged with sedition after spending a month in custody.

  • Aug 14, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Beijing Court Tries 'Interceptors' Over Black Jail Torture Claims

    A court in the Chinese capital has tried two men for the unlawful detention and injury of a petitioner from the eastern province of Anhui, who says he was tortured inside an unofficial detention center, or "black jail."

  • Aug 13, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Lawyer For Uyghur Scholar Denied Evidence Ahead of Trial

    A lawyer representing Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, detained on charges of separatism, says the evidence he has been allowed to review by the prosecution so far is incomplete, while Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have yet to clarify whether he will be tried in secret.

  • Aug 12, 2014 in Miscellaneous

    Tibetan Writer Woeser Detained on Arrival at Lhasa Airport

    Beijing-based Tibetan poet and writer Tsering Woeser said Chinese authorities detained and “intimidated” her during three hours of interrogations on arrival at the airport in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.