Chinese dissidents protest British treatment of activist

Veteran Chinese pro-democracy campaigners have protested Britain's treatment of an activist detained during Chinese President Xi Jinping's pageant-filled visit to Britain.

UK police raid Tiananmen survivor's home over Xi protest

British police arrested a survivor of the Tiananmen Square crackdown and raided his home after he stepped out in front of Chinese President Xi Jinping's motorcade, police and campaigners said on Friday.

China marks Martyrs' Day at Tiananmen Square

Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders on Wednesday paid tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for the country's independence.

China jails TV hacker for 12 years over anti-govt broadcast

 An engineer who hacked into a Chinese cable television system has been jailed for 12 years, state media reported, after he broadcast denunciations of the ruling Communist party -- including showing the Tiananmen Square "Tank Man" image.

Chinese dissident sets sights on seat in Taiwan Parliament

Twenty-six years after Wu`er Kaixi stood alongside young comrades to stare down People`s Liberation Army tanks in Tiananmen Square, the Chinese democracy activist has his sights set on winning a seat in Taiwan`s parliament. 

China says US calls for Tiananmen accounting are 'unprovoked accusations'

 China criticised the United States on Friday for "unprovoked accusations" in calling on Beijing to account for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

US calls for official accounting of Tiananmen Square victims

 Demanding an official accounting of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the US today asked China to take steps to improve the human rights condition of its people, in particular ethnic and religious minorities including Tibetans.

Thousands rally in Hong Kong for Tiananmen vigil

Thousands of people streamed into a park in central Hong Kong on Thursday evening for a candlelit vigil to mark the 26th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown, with the city deeply divided ahead of a vote on how to choose its next leader.

Tiananmen Mothers urge China to bear responsibility for crimes

  A group of families demanding justice for victims of China`s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown declared that the government must bear responsibility for historical crimes in the same way it has called on Japan to do so for its wartime past. 

Chinese man gets 14-month jail term for defacing Mao portrait

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to 14 months in jail for defacing the giant painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong displayed near Beijing`s Tiananmen Square, state media reported.

China mourners mark Zhao anniversary under tight surveillance

Chinese mourners on Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang under tight surveillance by the authorities, which the reformer's top aide derided as "a mockery of the rule of law".

Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai quits after democracy protest arrest
Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai quits after democracy protest arrest

Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Apple Daily after being arrested for refusing to leave a key pro-democracy protest site in the centre of the city.

Security paranoia: '10,000 pigeons body-searched in China'

The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony today for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Chinese broadcaster `displays anti-Communist messages`

A Chinese cable television service broadcast censored Tiananmen crackdown pictures and messages condemning the ruling Communist party, locals said, in what appeared to be a rare hacking attack.

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future

As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbour erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronised nightly light show, one innocuous 28-story building near the water`s edge had stayed dark for months, clad in bamboo scaffolding for a face-lift.

China charges seven activists after Tiananmen memorial: Groups

Chinese police have charged seven activists who held a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, rights groups said today.

The activists were formally accused yesterday of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" in the central province of Henan, the US-based group Chinese Human Rights Defenders said in a statement citing relatives.

China shows graphic footage of Xinjiang militant attacks

Chinese state television on Tuesday showed dramatic footage of what the government calls terror attacks by Islamist militants from the far western region of Xinjiang, as it steps up its propaganda campaign to counter an upsurge in violence.

Multiple Xinjiang executions no answer to violence: Experts

When China put 13 people to death in one day for terrorism offences in mainly Muslim Xinjiang, it raised the spectre of the mass executions of years past. But experts say Beijing`s "strike hard" campaign is unlikely to curb mounting violence.

China sentences three to death for Tiananmen Square attack

China sentenced three people to death on Monday for a deadly attack at Beijing`s Tiananmen Square last October, state television reported, an incident blamed by the government on Islamist militants.

Chinese party newspaper says Western democracy only brings chaos

China`s top newspaper on Monday warned against aping Western-style democracy just a week after the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, pointing to Thailand and Ukraine as examples of the kind of chaos the system can bring.