Chinese authorities have cracked down on dissent in hopes of preventing a popular uprising in China like those that have erupted in the Middle East. Sweeping arrests of prominent dissidents have been part of the campaign and have earned the Chinese government widespread internal and international criticism. Who are some of these activists being put behind bars?
Chinese President Hu Jintao, addressing business leaders in Washington, said any US-China relationship must be based on mutual respect, calling Tibet and Taiwan core Chinese interests.
Chinese President Hu Jintao, at a joint press conference on his state visit to Washington, said that “a lot still needs to be done in China in terms of human rights.” But Hu did not mean what you might think he means.
A boy from the cattle-herding Mundari tribe is seen in South Sudan in a settlement near Terekeka, Central Equatoria State.
As China and the US emerge from a year of diplomatic spats, Beijing appears more optimistic than Washington on what can come out of President Hu Jintao's visit to the White House this week.
Here's a list of things to watch for as President Hu Jintao visits the US Jan. 18-21, starting with the body language between Hu and Obama.
Hillary Clinton spoke Friday about US-China relations ahead of a visit by Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington next week.
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.
The bogus second conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oil tycoon turned prominent dissident, calls for both President Obama and President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Putin's protégé, to stand up strongly for the rule of law in Russia.
Antigovernment ''red shirt'' protesters launch floating paper lanterns into the sky during the rally at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, Thailand.