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  • Scandals in China intensify possible Communist Party crisis

    PARIS -- Events suggest that the long-overdue crisis of China's Communist Party has arrived. Evidence is provided by the affair of the Chinese police chief who tried to defect to the United States and was turned away, the sensational murder of the...
  • Hu Jia, Chinese Dissident, Released

    Hu Jia, Chinese Dissident, Released
    CHINA (REUTERS) -- One of China's most prominent dissidents, Hu Jia, was reunited with his family early on Sunday after serving three-and-a-half-years in jail on subversion charges, but he needed rest and was not ready to speak in public, his wife said....
  • Women's Rights Activists Win the Nobel Peace Prize

    Women's Rights Activists Win the Nobel Peace Prize
    (Reuters) - Declaring women's rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable female campaigners against war and oppression -- a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country's president....
  • Send in the clowns

     
    It's disgraceful that 19 nations beholden in some way to China won't attend the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo. Nor will the honoree, who's serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of...
  • Museum of Tolerance hosts Lech Walesa at Solidarity anniversary celebration

     
    The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles this week hosted a 30th anniversary celebration for Solidarity, the Polish trade union that was instrumental in leading to the collapse of communism in Poland during the 1980s. Speaking at the event was......
  • Imprisoned Russian entrepreneur puts pencil to paper

     
    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once was Russia's richest man, is now an inmate who has taken up pen and pencil....
  • Turkish publisher's arrest sparks outcry

     
    Ragip Zarakolu, head of Belge Publishing, has angered Turkish officials by publishing books about the Kurds and the Armenian genocide. He was arrested Friday, sparking international concern....
  • Chinese dissident in U.S. tells of harassment, torture

     
    Dissident Chinese writer Yu Jie, who fled to the United States earlier this month, says he was tortured and harassed in 2010 even as the Nobel Peace prize was being awarded to his best friend, Liu Xiaobo....
  • Tibetan shooting comes on heels of human rights criticism

     
    Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetan protesters Monday, killing at least one person, Tibetan activists reported. The news comes on the heels of the annual Human Rights Watch report, which criticized China for repression in ethnic minority...
  • Chinese use Google+ to 'Occupy Obama'

     
    China Internet users contact Obama on Google. Google Plus offers chance to 'Occupy Obama.'...
  • Open petition calls for Chinese leader's resignation

     
    In the latest challenge to China’s embattled national security czar, a group of retired Communist Party officials in western China has released an open petition calling for his resignation....