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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.
Alarmed by widespread Western concern over human rights violations in Tibet, China is using false Twitter accounts to spread positive stories about its rule in the Himalayan region and to attack exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, a London-based Tibet support group says.
On June 30, China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television posted a statement on its website warning Chinese journalists not to share information with their counterparts in the foreign press corps.
One of three Chinese anti-graft activists detained by authorities in the southern province of Guangdong may have been secretly tried and jailed for four years on subversion charges, a lawyer has revealed.
Chinese activists have hit out at a late-night attack on Beijing-based veteran rights campaigner Hu Jia that he said was carried out by "plainclothes cops."
Twelve people are in hospital in Beijing after two mass suicide attempts apparently triggered by failure by the authorities to look into their grievances, including forced evictions, witnesses said.