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A veteran dissident imprisoned for six months for taking part in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and who recently wrote to the nation's leaders demanding democracy has been jailed for five years, a rights group reported yesterday. The Xian Intermediate People's Court convicted Zhao Changqing ,...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has jailed for five years a veteran dissident who served time after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and recently wrote to Beijing's communist leaders demanding democracy, a rights group said on Tuesday. Zhao Changqing's sentencing came as a U.S.-based Chinese scholar...
A United States-based human rights group says that a political dissident in China has been jailed for five years on subversion charges. The New York-based group Human Rights in China says the man, Zhao Changqing , was arrested last November among about 200 political activists who signed an open...
The Sars crisis in China has provided intriguing evidence on how the use of modern communications - particularly the internet and mobile technology - can be used to break down the walls of official secrecy. When China sought to conceal the spread of the virus, millions of Chinese turned to their...
BEIJING, June 21 (AFP) - China has formally arrested a high-profile Shanghai property lawyer who was detained earlier this month accused of stealing state secrets, his wife said Saturday. Zheng Enchong , who has helped residents bring more than 500 cases to court in disputes over redevelopment...
BEIJING (AP) -- Eight members of an underground Christian church in China's southwest have been charged with violating anti-cult laws, police confirmed Thursday. The human rights group that announced the arrests said they were part of a crackdown on unauthorized worship.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in southwestern China have arrested eight members of an underground Christian church on charges of spreading "feudalistic superstition," the local religious administration said on Thursday. The eight -- all members of a unregistered church in a village in Yunnan province'...
Erik Eckholm BEIJING, June 11 — The jailed leader of an evangelical Christian sect has severe health problems as a result of beatings and mistreatment in prison, according to his relatives and supporters. Pastor Gong Shengliang , head of the outlawed South China Church, is suffering from internal...
One of four Chinese internet dissidents jailed last week on subversion charges is refusing all food, a New York-based human rights group has said. Xu Wei , a 28-year-old journalist for Beijing's Consumer daily, has been on hunger strike since he was sentenced on 28 May, Human Rights in China said...
Xu Wei , one of four young Chinese Internet dissidents sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Beijing last week, was on a hunger strike, a New York-based lobby group said on Monday. Citing sources close to Mr Xu, Human Rights in China said the dissident had refused all food since he was sentenced on...

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