China Bans BBC Broadcasts in Move Seen as Warning to Journalists Over Xinjiang

In a possible reference to the BBC’s recent interviews with Uyghur women detailing rape and sexual assault in Xinjiang’s mass internment camps, the agency said reporting by the BBC had “violated the requirement that its reporting be truthful and fair, harmed China’s national interests and undermined China’s national unity.”

Analysts: Extradition Treaty Between Turkey, China Endangers Uyghur Refugees

Ekrem told VOA the extradition treaty tilts largely in favor of China, where capital punishment is applied. He said Uyghur refugees who are at risk of a death sentence if they return to China are particularly made vulnerable by the treaty, which makes no stipulation that those who are facing the death penalty there cannot be extradited.

150 Human Rights Groups Rally to Oppose Chinese Communist Party’s Ruling

“They’re allowed to get away with oppression, concentration camps, all kinds of horrific things that you already know about, whether it’s the Falun Gong, whether it’s our friends in Mongolia, whether it’s taking over Tibet,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in a speech in front of the U.S. Capitol.

China: Human Rights Lawyer Could Face Disability From Torture

Teng exposed the bloody history of the CCP, including the mass slaughter of landowners in 1949, the death of tens of millions of people from famine, the massacre of thousands at Tiananmen Square, and the millions of Falun Gong practitioners sent to prison.

The Axis of Shame, July 2020: The Countries That Supported China on Hong Kong

BITTER WINTER On July 1, 53 countries (including China) signed a resolution introduced by Cuba at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva praising China for the passing of the Hong Kong National Security Law. The list of those that became part to this new Axis of Shame (a label Bitter Winter originally created for those supporting Chinese […]

In China, Believers Tortured to Renounce Their Faith in Xinjiang’s Camps

XIANG YI | BITTER WINTER Along with Muslims, members of The Church of Almighty God, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other persecuted groups are also sent to internment camps for “transformation.” “In the camp, more than a dozen ‘students’ live in one small room, less than 20 square meters in size. With toilet inside, foul smells permeate […]

China’s Other Virus, Religious Persecution: Christian Solidarity Worldwide

MASSIMO INTROVIGNE | BITTER WINTER A+ | A- In its new report about China, the well-known Christian NGO denounces the increased repression of Muslim, Buddhists, Taoist, Catholics, House Churches, Falun Gong, and The Church of Almighty God On March 31, 2020, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a London-based Christian organization and one of the most respected NGOs denouncing religious persecution […]

Chinese Pastor Wang Yi Given 9 Year Sentence on State Subversion

Joyce Huang | Voice of America Chinese pastor Wang Yi, the founder of Early Rain Covenant Church, has been sentenced to nine years in prison on the charges of inciting state subversion and illegal business operation, a court in Sichuan in southwest China said on Monday. One year after his incommunicado detention and a recent […]

Merry Christmas from Bitter Winter—and a Prayer for Those in Jail

After a few months, Liu developed a severe case of nephritis, due to overwork and malnutrition. She reported to the camp’s medical personnel but was told she was not sick enough to stop working, and toy horses needed to be produced. When she was released in 2009, her nephritis had become chronic, and she finally died at the First People’s Hospital in Linqing, Shandong on August 20, 2012.

US House Approves Bill Denouncing China’s Crackdown of Uighur Muslims

VOA News China has expressed anger over passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that calls for official actions against Beijing over its crackdown on millions of ethnic Muslims.   By a vote of 407-to-1, the Democratic-led chamber approved the Uighur Act of 2019 Tuesday which condemns the detention of an estimated […]