EU Parliament Says China Deal Threatens EU Credibility on Human Rights

The EU legislature also “regrets the fact that, by rushing to reach this agreement while not taking concrete action against ongoing grave human right violations, for example in Hong Kong, Xinjiang province and Tibet, the EU risks undermining its credibility as a global human rights actor.”

How China Lost Central and Eastern Europe

<!–[CDATA[ Emilian Kavalski, University of Nottingham | The Conversation Bulgaria became the most recent country from central and eastern Europe (CEE) to show hostility toward China. In the latest sign of relations souring between the region and the Asian superpower, Bulgaria’s prime minister, Boïko Borissov, claimed that a series of compromising pictures, appearing to show him sleeping […]

Germany Condemns Chinese Exploitation of Uyghurs

<!–[CDATA[ VISION TIMES Recently, a list of Uyghurs, held as prisoners at internment camps in Xinjiang, was leaked to the media. The document not only provided information about the detained people, but also had details of their relatives, friends, and neighbors. A few references also indicated that some Uyghurs were being made to do forced […]

Lord Alton: UK must impose sanctions on Hong Kong officials for human rights violations

<!–[CDATA[ LORD ALTON OF LIVERPOOL | HONG KONG FREE PRESS The UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP has reconfirmed a significant commitment. In a letter addressed to 44 concerned parliamentarians, he stated that the Government’s new global human rights regime will see the introduction of ‘Magnitsky-style’ sanctions and that the necessary legislation will be ready […]

China's Planned 'Year of Europe' Left in Tatters

Jamie Dettmer | Voice of America China had designated 2020 as its “Year of Europe.” The country’s leaders had planned a series of diplomatic events and trade deals as part of a charm offensive to expand Chinese influence. But the coronavirus pandemic and mounting accusations that Beijing may have obscured the origins of the deadly […]

An Urgent Appeal: Stop Police Brutality in Hong Kong

We have been horrified to see reports of police firing teargas, pepper-spray and rubber bullets at close-range at shoppers, peaceful protesters and innocent by-standers on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and again on Saturday 28 December. We are profoundly disturbed by scenes of children and young people being severely beaten, and of rubber bullets being fired into people’s faces

Germany: Legislator Calls For Public Support for Human Rights Accountability Act

<!–[CDATA[ Minghui From December 1 to 30, 2019, members of the public can sign an online petition urging the German Parliament to pass the Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The Magnitsky Act was originally passed by the U.S. Congress in 2012 and was aimed at punishing Russian officials who had committed human rights violations and corruption. In […]

Further Actions by U.S. State Department Against Human Rights Violators

Protection of religious freedom is a top priority for the U.S. government, explained Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, in the statement: “The United States continues to work diligently to promote religious freedom and combat abuses. These recent designations continue that important work.”

NATO Admits: China Replaces Russia as the Major Challenge

Decades later, the Soviet Union is no more. However, another major threat has arisen in its place — China. At a recent summit, NATO admitted for the first time in its history that China’s rise will come with a new set of challenges.