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The Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei will build dozens of fences in New York for an exhibition opening in October that focuses on walls that divide people and mark borders.
Animals Asia said on their facebook page that the circus has bowed to the pressure and critique from the public, in a rare win for animal activists in China: The public outcry also forced the park to change their ways. They have cancelled all tiger ...

"The unchecked powers the authorities now have to target NGOs and their partners are frightening." Lee, who is a manager at Wenshan Community College in Taipei, has been supporting civil society organizations and activists in China for many years, ...
"I was still a student at NYU when I started to shoot 'Hooligan Sparrow,'" said Nanfu Wang about her Oscar-shortlist documentary about a Chinese activist fighting for women's rights. "I couldn't afford hiring anyone; the thought didn't even occur to me.
NEW YORK - The Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei will build dozens of fences in New York for an exhibition opening in October that focuses on walls that divide people and mark borders.
In recent months, Chinese activists have been drawing attention to the plight of a rights lawyer, Xie Yang, who told his attorneys that he had been subjected to sleep deprivation, punched, kicked and otherwise tortured during interrogations.

rights group Amnesty International'sEast Asia Director Nicholas Bequelin said Lee's case raised questions about the safety of people working with civil society in China.
Lee had been supporting organizations and activists in China for years but went to China this time for personal matters related to mother-in-law's medical condition, Amnesty International said.
The veteran Chinese activist also looked to help foreign wartime victims who had stayed in China during and beyond the conflict, including South Korean "comfort women," who were able to successfully return to their hometowns thanks to Tong's help ...
rights activists in China have called for a thorough probe into the deaths of two children in a stampede that also left more than 20 others injured.
After some discussion, the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese activists decided not to wait for the Taiwanese, but instead make for the Senkaku Islands at midnight.
Li also notes that it's safer for Chinese activists to criticize other countries' policies than their own. Similarly, the Chinese government has criticized gender-based violence in India (including the New Delhi gang rape of 2012) though a similar ...
Christian rights lawyer Zhang Peihong, who has represented Christian activists in China, said he had not expected Tillerson to make a big deal about human rights.
The campaign is a bid by Chinese activists to visit the village under cover, penetrating several layers of police checkpoints and camera-based surveillance to report on the situation on the ground following the expulsion of foreign journalists after ...
Christian rights lawyer Zhang Peihong, who has represented Christian activists in China, said he had not expected Tillerson to make a big deal about human rights.
How "The Accusation" came to light is a story of its own. In 2012, Mr. Do received an urgent call from fellow human rights activists in China: A North Korean woman had been caught by the Chinese police and was about to be extradited to the North, where ...
An installation made by Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei is displayed at the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

Despite the relatively low number of detentions last year, the CECC, as well as activists in China and abroad, worry Chinese President Xi Jinping is consolidating power, eliminating rival ideologies and waging a crackdown on dissent.
"Such overt expression of hatred by the civilised British government leaves much to be desired, if we consider the media and public uproar that greeted the news of the Tinamen Square massacre and mass arrest of pro-democracy activists in China ...
"Such overt expression of hatred by the civilized British government leaves much to be desired, if we consider the media and public uproar that greeted the news of the Tianamen Square massacre and mass arrest of pro-democracy activists in China.".
Chinese activist and artist Ai Weiwei poses by his installation displayed at the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, March 16, 2017.
In Egypt, civil society was struggling in face of restrictive measures, and arbitrary detention and torture of lawyers and activists in China unduly constrained civil society and religious practices, and denied rights to Tibetans and Uighurs. The new ...
Few Chinese activists turned up. As Huntsman walked past, a bystander recognized him and posted a video to social media. Chinese nationalists went berserk.
Cao Shunli died three years ago today in a Beijing hospital. The veteran human rights activist, best known for pressing the Chinese government to include input from independent civil society into China's report for its human rights review at the United ...
The pseudonymous author, Bandi, got the stories to the outside world via a refugee activist in China. 2. Prospects for maritime smugglers are looking up.
A dog whose face was horrifically damaged by Chinese meat traders has been re-homed in Britain following a life changing operation.
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein chronicled a litany of human rights concerns worldwide, including "chilling indifference" among some leaders in the European Union toward migrants, a crackdown on lawyers and activists in China, and a new Russian law that may ...
According to Kim, the author smuggled his stories to a North Korean refugee activist in China, and the book was published in South Korea in 2014.
According to Kim, the author smuggled his stories to a North Korean refugee activist in China, and the book was published in South Korea in 2014.
According to The Mirror UK, animal rights activists in China said many owl cafes lacked the staff necessary to care for the avian.
According to The Mirror UK, animal rights activists in China said many owl cafes lacked the staff necessary to care for the avian.
Chinese activists hold posters of Mao Zedong during a protest calling for a boycott of South Korean goods in Jilin, on March 5, 2017.
Chinese activists hold posters of Mao Zedong during a protest calling for a boycott of South Korean goods in Jilin, on March 5, 2017.
BRATTLEBORO - March brings spring, sunshine, town meeting - and a chance to check out the 26th annual women's Film Festival. Featuring 40 films from around the world, the festival is a fundraiser for the Women's Freedom Center, an organization that ...
BRATTLEBORO - March brings spring, sunshine, town meeting - and a chance to check out the 26th annual women's Film Festival. Featuring 40 films from around the world, the festival is a fundraiser for the Women's Freedom Center, an organization that ...
His numerous encounters with the authorities led many to draw comparisons to other subversive artists, most notably Ai Weiwei, the Chinese activist and provocateur. But Mr. Ren resisted such comparisons, stating over and over in interviews that his ...
His numerous encounters with the authorities led many to draw comparisons to other subversive artists, most notably Ai Weiwei, the Chinese activist and provocateur. But Mr. Ren resisted such comparisons, stating over and over in interviews that his ...
The speech was influential and, at the time, controversial, as there was a requirement by the US State Department to release Chinese activist Harry Wu, and there were concerns the speech might irritate the Chinese government. Regardless, the speech ...
Beijing (AP) - Lawyers for a prominent detained Chinese human rights campaigner accused authorities of abusing their powers in publishing a purported interview with him Thursday in a state-run newspaper in which he allegedly confesses to pushing ...
Former Tiananmen Square protester Yang Jianli, who spent five years in prison in China, talked to a packed room Monday night in an event organized by the Chinese students Association.
The director, Nanfu Wang, captured the story of Ye Haiyan, one of the most prominent women's rights activists in China.
United Nations, February 27 - On February 23, the spokesman for UNRWA Chris Gunness issued a statement that "allegations have been circulating in conventional and social media networks about an UNRWA staff member being elected to political ...
Despite systematic harassment and intimidation, activists in China found subversive ways to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.
... Uyghurs on the edge with the recent (February 2017) stabbing-spree in Pishan county in the Turkic-Muslim province of Xinjiang, and well-known activists in China such as Xu Zhiyong (the human rights lawyer who spearheaded the New citizens Movement, ...
9, 2017 essay in Beijing Spring, Ma Qing, a blogger and internet activist in China, reflects on the thick network of social control that keeps many Chinese from expressing discordant political views.
United Nations, February 23 - Based on retaliation against three separate whistleblowers, UN High Commissioner for human rights Prince Zeid should be suspended, it has been requested of UN secretary general Antonio Guterres in a letter copied to ...
Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China's communist government increasingly face political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression, according to a report released on Thursday.
United Nations, February 10 - Based on retaliation against three separate whistleblowers, UN High Commissioner for human rights Prince Zeid should be suspended, it has been requested of UN secretary general Antonio Guterres in a letter copied to ...
United Nations, February 9 - Based on retaliation against three separate whistleblowers, UN High Commissioner for human rights Prince Zeid should be suspended, it has been requested of UN secretary general Antonio Guterres in a letter copied to ...
A Guangxi court has applied for the verdict for women's rights activist Su Changlan to be deferred for the fourth time, her lawyer has said.


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