Topic: Chen Guangcheng
The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest is buoying China's embattled dissident community, even as the government cracks down on those who helped him.
The European Union tells China to use 'utmost restraint' in responding to the escape of blind dissident Chen Guangcheng. Top British diplomat urges China not to harass Chen Guangcheng's wife and daughter.
Hu Jia, a prominent Chinese political activist, was released after 3-1/2 years in prison. Under the terms of his release he will not be able to speak to media for one year.
06/26/2011 11:23 am
China's National Human Rights Action Plan of the the past two years amounts to 'a series of unfulfilled promises,' Human Rights Watch says in a review of the plan's impact published Tuesday.
01/11/2011 07:15 am
After giving the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama last year, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee may opt for a more conventional winner this Friday.
10/07/2010 02:59 pm
Gao Zhisheng, once praised by the Chinese government as a star lawyer, remains missing one year after police dragged him from his home. Rights groups are particularly worried about the treatment of the human rights lawyer.
02/04/2010 09:51 am
Mao may be gone but a legacy of repression lives on.
07/10/2008 01:00 am
He was detained for writing that 'subverted the state.'
01/23/2008 12:00 am