It’s not uncommon for individuals who speak out against the government to disappear in China, but the scope of the “disappeared” has expanded since President Xi Jinping came to power in 2013.
Lu Guang’s photos exposed the everyday realities of people on the margins of Chinese society: coal miners, drug addicts, HIV patients.
Students and alumni of several Chinese universities are sounding the alarm over the apparent detention of more than a dozen young labor activists who have been missing since the weekend.
Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren was due to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, just months after the small Central American nation broke its diplomatic ties with Taiwan.
The sight of five burly guards blocking her way out of her dorm filled Ren Liping with rage.
The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true — a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.
The Rev. John Sanqiang Cao paid no more than three dollars for the trip that would end up costing him his freedom.
As Tibetans prepared to celebrate a Buddhist new year festival with prayers and dance, police officers went to schools, airports and public squares to read out “21 kinds of dark and evil forces,” a list of new criminal targets.