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A police officer stands guard to maintain traffic safety at the site of the New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai on January 3, 2015

China rounded up 100 Christians in coordinated raids and banned people from talking about it on social media

Beijing is hugely cracking down on religious groups that refuse to be controlled by the state.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Jailing Muslims, burning Bibles, and forcing monks to wave the national flag: How Xi Jinping is attacking religion in China

The officially atheist Chinese Communist Party disapproves of all kinds of grassroots organizations as they are seen to undermine its grip on power.
Screenshot from footage by Bitter Winter magazine purporting to show the inside of Yingye'er camp in Xinjiang, designed for China's Uighur Muslim minority.

Shocking footage purportedly shows cells inside prison camp where China oppresses Muslim minority

Bitter Winter, a magazine that reports on human rights in China, published a series of clips inside a camp in Yingye'er, Xinjiang, on Monday.
The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured here in October 2017, has been waging a new crackdown on student communists.

China is holding a renegade official’s family hostage to pressure him to come back

The estranged wife and children of Liu Changming, who is accused of bank fraud, have been trapped in China since June, The New York Times reported.
A participant takes part in a Pride Run in Shanghai in June 2017. Same-sex marriage is illegal in China.

China sparks outrage for sentencing an author who wrote about gay love to 10 years — longer than some rapists get

The author published a book that "obscenely" described gay sex, state media said. Pornography is illegal in China, as is same-sex marriage.
A demonstrator wears a mask painted with the colors of the flag of East Turkestan, home to millions of Uighur Muslims under surveillance by the Chinese government.

China is locking up its Muslim minorities, and pushing Islamophobia to get Europe to do it too

A Chinese official cited the Paris and Brussels terror attacks to say that Europe was "failing" to curb Islamic extremism.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Beijing says it’s ‘very rude’ for 14 countries and the EU to ask them about detaining 1 million Muslims

15 Western ambassadors in Beijing reportedly wrote a letter demanding that China explain its persecution of Uighur Muslim ethnic minority.
Uighur men pray before a meal during the Corban Festival, also known as Eid al-Adha, in Turpan, Xinjiang, in September 2016.

China tells Congress to back off after planned legislation looks to sanction Beijing over imprisoning Muslims

The bill urges the White House to consider banning US tech exports that could be used to oppress Uighurs and impose sanctions against human rights offenders.
The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured here in October 2017, has been waging a new crackdown on student communists.

China’s Communist party violently cracks down on a new group — student communists

Student activists fighting for labor rights around the country have been beaten up and detained. Witnesses have also been attacked.
Interpol President Meng Hongwei in Lyon, France, in May 2018.

China detained the vanished president of Interpol one month ago — and his wife fears he’s dead

China said on October 7 that it was investigating Meng Hongwei over bribery allegations. Interpol said it received his resignation that same day.