Scrap Limits on Former Officials’ Freedom of Religion (New York) – A Chinese Communist Party notice banning retired Tibetan government employees from taking part in religious activities violates China’s commitment to religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said today. The notice obtained by Human Rights Watch is undated but appears to have been issued in early August 2019. The notice […]
The ruling to impose cremations in Jiangxi Province sparked protests, which the state quickly crushed. Some elderly chose suicides to be buried ahead of reform. by Wang Yong Burial of the dead is an ancient tradition in China, where graves are considered to be earthly residences for the souls of the deceased who go on […]
A Uyghur teacher of Mandarin Chinese, who is believed to have been detained in an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), has died, according to his wife and officials. In comments posted to social media in August, a woman named Muyeser said her husband Arslan had died recently, but did not […]
A young Uyghur boy whose parents are being held in internment camps in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has drowned, according to sources, who said they were unsure who had been caring for him when he died. A video recently posted to social media showed the body of the three-year-old boy, which was […]
The wife of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has called on the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, to put pressure on Beijing to allow him to leave China during her trip there this week. Jiang’s U.S.-based wife Jin Bianling has repeatedly expressed concern for her husband’s health after he was tortured by cellmates during his time in detention. […]
Churches throughout Hong Kong rang their bells at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1 to pray amid continuing clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police.