Ethnic Riots in China: Chants of 'Death to Uighurs' Echo Around Urumqi

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2009

Women are crying, civilians have armed themselves with clubs and axes. Fear and chaos rule in Urumqi. The Han Chinese are bent on revenge on the Uighurs and the police are struggling to keep order. By Andreas Lorenz in Urumqi more...

Bao Tong in Beijing: The Quiet Afterlife of a Chinese Dissident

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2008

Bao Tong, a former member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, fell out of favor and wound up in prison. Now he lives under house arrest in Beijing, watched by the government because he continues to push for more democratic freedom. By Andreas Lorenz in Beijing more...

Politics and Games: Was Beijing 2008 a Mistake?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 12, 2008

While the world complains about human rights violations, air pollution, censorship and the despotic rule of the Chinese regime, China is celebrating a dream come true. Many in the West are convinced that awarding the Olympics to Beijing was a mistake. Are they right? By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Confidential Report Lists 'Significant' Abuses: German Foreign Ministry Criticizes China's Human Rights Record

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 26, 2008

A new German Foreign Ministry report is extremely critical of the human rights situation in China. The confidential report, which has been seen by SPIEGEL, contains a long list of abuses of human rights and democratic principles. more...

Olympics in Chains: China Loses Control of the Games

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 08, 2008

China had been hoping to show itself as a worldly and tolerant host of the Olympic Games. But the sporting festival has already become a PR disaster for the country. Repression in Tibet and ongoing crackdowns have revealed the extent to which the country remains a police state. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

Interview with Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo: 'If the Games Fail, Human Rights Will Suffer'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 07, 2008

With the Olympic Games rapidly approaching, more attention than ever is being focused on China's handling of protests in Tibet and on the state of human rights in the Communist country. SPIEGEL spoke with human rights advocate Liu Xiaobo about what to expect. more...

Beijing Blues: China Lashes Out at US Human Rights Criticism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 12, 2008

China has lashed out at US criticism of its humans right record -- despite the fact that the State Department dropped it from its list of worse offenders. Human rights and other issues such as Tibet are threatening to tarnish China's image ahead of the Beijing Olympics. more...

Internet Crackdown: Yahoo Acknowledges Role in Arrest of Chinese Dissidents

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 14, 2007

US Internet giant Yahoo has repeatedly come under fire for its close collaboration with China's communist regime. This week it acknowledged responsibility for the arrest of dissidents and moved to settle a case brought against the company by two Chinese journalists serving 10-year prison sentences. more...

Tension Over Dalai Lama Meeting: China Cancels Human Rights Talks With Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 15, 2007

Beijing has canceled an annual dialogue between the Chinese and German governments on human rights. The move is a reaction to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. more...

Chinese Capitalism: Putting Profits Before Human Lives

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 18, 2006

China’s communists have long since given up on true communism. In the interests of profit and wealth, property is respected more than human life and workers are exploited more than in any other country. Their cheap labor is an attack on our civil societies. By Gabor Steingart more...