Patrick Poon

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Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, describes the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims as a system of training centres. Photograph: AP/Ng Han Guan

The West is trying to smear the Chinese government and is guilty of double standards in the way it reports on detention centres in the troubled wester(...)

A Google sign at the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference in Shanghai. Google is developing a censored Chinese version of its search engine. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Hypocrisy season is in full swing for Big Tech. Not that it ever fully abates – it’s never all that difficult to find some random, telltale mismatch b(...)

The former Google China headquarters in Beijing in 2010.  The internet giant is returning to the Chinese market, US media reports say. Photograph: Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Google is working on plans to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block controversial search terms and some websites, according t(...)

A 2002 photo of late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia in Beijing. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Liu Xia, the widow of the late human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been released after eight years under house arrest(...)

Human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng: has emerged as a prominent  critic of the Chinese government.  Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Beijing public security officers, including a Swat team, took human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng into custody as he brought his child to school on Frida(...)

Wu Gan, a blogger better known by his online name “Super Vulgar Butcher”, plans to appeal the eight-year sentence handed down by the Tianjin Municipality’s No 2 Intermediate People’s Court, his lawyer said. File photograph: From Youtube video

China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a gover(...)

A parent is surrounded by members of the media outside the kindergarten run by pre-school operator RYB Education  in Beijing, China. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Concerned and angry parents gathered around a kindergarten in Beijing on Friday where teachers are accused of abusing and molesting toddlers, includin(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping: his government has taken a hard line on human rights and dissent. Photograph: Joseph Nair/EPA

Torture and forced confessions are still common in China despite judicial reforms, and lawyers who complain about abuse are often detained, Amnesty I(...)