China Human Rights

The Trump Effect: A Time For Introspection And Pledges

Dr Shaaz Mahboob | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Shaaz Mahboob

Perhaps the next round of protests would be seen as meaningful when those participating would have pledged to themselves, not never allow any form of discrimination and abuse to go unchallenged, within their own communities or elsewhere, both domestic and foreign, coming from the White House or the House of Saud.

In the Eye of the Storm: Being a Rights Lawyer in China Today

Sir Geoffrey Nice | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Sir Geoffrey Nice

July is often Beijing's hottest month. The humidity is draining. Sometimes a thunderstorm breaks through the oppressive heat, for a while... But for those outside the country, the risk is surely less. On the anniversary of the crackdown we might ask ourselves, could we be doing more to stand with legal professionals in China?

Tiananmen Ducks And 9 Other Times Chinese Censorship Embarrassingly Backfired

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Saturday is the 27th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests in the Chinese capital. The student-led, pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing, w...

Prime Minister, Trade With China Mustn't Trump Human Rights

Kiri Kankhwende | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Kiri Kankhwende

It is in Britain's best interests to partner with countries who share our values of rule of law, human rights and justice and our duty, as a nation whose heritage includes Magna Carta, to hold our partners to account when they fail to hold themselves accountable.

Chinese Nuclear Finance Deal: What Cameron Might Say to President Xi Jinping

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

I'm delighted to have discovered a leaked 'damage limitation' briefing, sent to David Cameron from advisers, ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week. The paper gives some useful advice on what Mr Cameron should say to 'extract' himself from a damaging and embarrassing deal involving Chinese finance for nuclear new build...

The Continued Detention of the Chinese Feminist Activists Is a Turning Point - For Better or Worse

Jemimah Steinfeld | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Jemimah Steinfeld

Chinese women can't rely on the government to come to their aid. But when the government does the exact opposite, and actually arrests them, the situation gets a whole lot worse. China's current leader Xi Jinping has intensified a crackdown on dissent.

The Extraordinary Lengths Hong Kong's Protesters Are Going To Prepare For Expected Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

Wrapped in cling film and huddled under umbrellas, these are some of the extraordinary lengths Hong Kong's protesters are going to to protect themselv...

These Chinese-Made Torture Tools Are Being Traded At British Arms Fairs

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK

Cruel instruments of torture manufactured in China, including electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs have been advertised and sold at UK arms f...

'We Must Focus On Trade In China Talks, Not Lecturing On Human Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has insisted that the "starting point" for Britain's talks with China this week "has to be" the economy, not "lecturing" the country on hu...

Tory Minister: Human Rights Should Not 'Get In The Way' Of China Trade Talks

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Tory minister Michael Fallon has sparked an outcry from MPs and human rights groups after insisting that concerns about China's human rights abuses sh...

Cameron's China Trip Was Foolish and Craven

Sam Fowles | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Cameron's trip to China and his pledge that Britain will be China's "biggest advocate in the West", are bad politics, bad ethics and exceptionally bad foreign policy.

'Boris, Don't Talk Of China As a Sweatshop'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has urged Britons to stop the "sweatshop" stereotype of Chinese industry during a visit to the country with Boris Johnson, although the...

9 Countries Boris Johnson DOES Have A Foreign Policy On

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson became uncharacteristically coy in an Sunday interview which saw him probed on China - and challenged as to whether he could even say th...

Johnson Ruffled By Chinese Human Rights Questions

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson became noticeably hot under the collar, probed on China's human rights record in a tough interview on a visit to the country - and chall...

Why Has China Banned The Phrase 'Big Yellow Duck'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Chinese authorities have imposed a traditional social media blackout on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests - but China's "netizens" have...

'Stop Photoshopping Our Heads Onto Porn' Chinese Officials Demand

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

Chinese officials have apparently erected a huge billboard in the Shuangfeng district, warning locals to stop photoshopping the faces of officials ont...

'They Risked Their Life To Write That Letter'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

It was a story of horror which emerged out of a box of decorations, opened by an Oregon mother and later going viral online over the Christmas period....

'Plea' From A Chinese Labourer Found Inside Supermarket Decoration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

When mother Julie Keith bought Styrofoam headstones from a local supermarket for Halloween, she found something more terrifying inside - an apparent p...

The Five Boys Who Died In A Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

The deaths of five boys, who choked to death as they huddled together round a fire for warmth inside a dumpster they called home, has shocked the worl...

Gu Kailai Given Suspended Death Sentence Over Neil Heywood Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician has received a suspended death sentence for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood. Gu Kailai poison...

Secrecy And Scandal Surround Trial Of China Politician's Wife For Murder Of Brit (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

China's most high-profile political court case in decades has been shrouded in secrecy, as the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai arrived in c...

Chen Guangchen May Be Allowed To Leave China To Study In US

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident whose escape from house arrest has become a major international diplomatic issue, may be allowed to leave...

Obama Meets Chinese Leader on Valentine's Day: How About Some Love for Tibet?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Let's hope Obama remembers these wise words and upholds humanity's noble ideals to Xi, even if he finds it very 'hard' to do so. Otherwise Obama, will come across like a cheesy, expensive Valentine's card: all lovehearts and endearing words but no real passion or commitment.

What Do You Get if You Cross China or Thames Water?

Mark Donne | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Donne

A short sequence of my feature documentary The Rime of the Modern Mariner rests on a tiny park in East London from where the British Empire and the world - via the high seas - discovered one another and an early incarnation of globalisation was born and berthed.

Britain Now Leads From the Front in Supporting Our Nationals Facing the Death Penalty Abroad

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

There has been a surfeit of bad news of late. Yet there are positive developments in the Summer of our discontent, and they merit underlining.