human rights

U.S. Cancels Visas for Chinese Officials Linked to Human Rights Abuses

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced visa restrictions Monday for “officials of the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Republic of China believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, the repression of members of ethnic minority groups, religious practitioners, and human rights defenders.”

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Chinese Foreign Minister Presses for ‘Common Ground,’ ‘Dialogue’ with U.S.

Speaking to a symposium on international relations in Beijing on Friday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi denounced “virus politicization” — other countries holding China responsible for the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus— and said China wants to “open a dialogue with the US on an equal footing at all levels and in all fields for candid, in-depth, and constructive exchanges.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).

China Accuses U.S. of Human Rights Abuses at U.N.

China, which has built concentration camps holding as many as up to 3 million Muslims in the past five years, demanded at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that America do more to fight “systematic racism, racial discrimination, white supremacy, religious intolerance, and xenophobia.”

TOPSHOT - This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag behind razor wire at a housing compound in Yangisar, south of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. - A recurrence of the Urumqi riots which left nearly 200 people dead a decade ago is hard to imagine …

China Disappears Mother Protesting Faulty Chinese Vaccines

Chinese protester He Fangmei, whose daughter grew sick from defective vaccines, has not been seen since her October 9 arrest for splashing ink on a government building in protest, prompting concerns for her safety from human rights activists who fear she may have been “disappeared” by the state, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports.

China arrested a U.S. citizen in 2016 on charges of espionage, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Wednesday. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI