The protest Tibetans in northwestern China’s Gansu province against seizure of their farmland to build an highway intensified. According to the protesters the construction of the highway is tied to state-linked gold mining. They say those activities are polluting the environment,
"The facts on the ground point to the fact that China’s communist regime severely curtails civil and political rights and utilizes the use of violence frequently when faced with free-thinkers, human rights defenders and those who petition for change" was written in the UK report
The Administrative Court ruled that the ban issued by Paris Police against Falun Gong rally in front of the Chinese embassy.during Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s visit, was illegal, and violated freedom of expression. Police Department turned down the Falun Gong application to held a rally due to pressure from Chinese embassy officials,
At a session reviewing the UNHRC’s report on China’s human rights record, the NGO Lawyers’ Rights Watch from Canada called for an immediate end to the forced harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience in China, “mainly Falun Gong practitioners.”
Clashes between protesters and armed police in Maoming City of southern China’s Guangdong Province caused a large number of injuries. The protest was against the local government launching a petrochemical plant in the city and news report about it were censored
A candidate for election in China’s test-bed for village democracy, Zhuang Liehong, has applied for asylum in the U.S. He is afraid that like two other village leaders, he will be arrested on trumped up charges
Tourist in Lhasa, Tibet are welcomed by People’s Armed Police patrolling the streets… "The streets are full of explosives-proof vehicles and police cars, snipers, troops standing at the ready, it felt like a war was about to start... ...Repression is in the air"…
“There is no CCP official who is not corrupt. Can anti-corruption figures truly prove anti-corruption? The CCP’s anti-corruption campaigns have always been a political struggle needed in order to play with power. Those in power conduct anti-corruption efforts against those who are disobedient or lack power", said Guo Yongfeng, founder of the Association of Chinese Citizens for Monitoring the Government.