China publishes human rights white paper

BEIJING, May 14 (UPI) -- Living standards, development and social security have made gains in China, the government said in a human rights report published Tuesday.

Tibetan rights query questioned

BEIJING, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Chinese scholar challenged a report issued last week by Human Rights Watch that was critical of Beijing's policies regarding Tibetans.

Chinese prison reforms met with caution

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said while suspending a controversial labor system is a step in the right direction, China should aspire to abolishing it altogether.

Decorations include letter from labor camp

DAMASCUS, Ore., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman says she is mindful of the origin of holiday decorations after finding a letter from a Chinese labor camp in purchased Halloween supplies.
HRW frets over Myanmar's ethnic strife

HRW frets over Myanmar's ethnic strife

BANGKOK, June 26 (UPI) -- Members of an ethnic group from Myanmar are at risk of being returned to Myanmar from China where they face an uncertain future, Human Rights Watch said.

Group blasts China for refugees' treatment

LONDON, June 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of Kachin refugees who fled to China from Myanmar are desperately in need of protection and humanitarian aid, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Chen says he wants to leave China

Chen says he wants to leave China

BEIJING, May 3 (UPI) -- The Chinese activist who left the U.S. Embassy in Beijing after fleeing house arrest says he now wants to leave China.

China stoking Tibetan tensions, HRW says

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- A policy of stationing Chinese administrators in Tibetan monasteries is likely to make a tense situation worse, Human Rights Watch said.
Chinese crackdown troubles HRW

Chinese crackdown troubles HRW

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Beijing is called on to release Tibetans arrested by local police after they returned from religious studies in India, a rights group said.
Beijing scolded for its Tibetan policy

Beijing scolded for its Tibetan policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S State Department said it had human rights concerns about the growing trend of Tibetan protesters burning themselves to death.
Rights group faults China on Tibet

Rights group faults China on Tibet

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- A rights group report issued Monday says Chinese officials arbitrarily arrested thousands of Tibetan protesters last year.

HRW asks for release of Tibetans

BEIJING, March 14 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch Friday asked India, Nepal and China to release Tibetans detained for trying to observe their 1959 uprising day against Chinese rule.
Analysis: U.S. military aid to Philippines

Analysis: U.S. military aid to Philippines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. military assistance to the Philippines has been effective in building counterinsurgency capacity, according to a forthcoming study for the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, but critics say it has come at the price of a U.S. blind eye to extrajudicial killings there.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Report: Vietnam releases rights activist

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Vietnam has released imprisoned dissident writer Tran Khai Thanh Thuy, but continues to hold other dissidents under house arrest, Human Rights Watch said.

HRW: Repression on rise in China

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Human Rights Watch says China’s repression of dissent has intensified as the Communist Party gets ready for its 17th Congress next week.

HRW says Nepal's commission bill is flawed

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The Human Rights Watch says Nepal’s draft bill on a commission to look into abuses during Maoist rebellion may deny justice to the victims.

HRW: China media freedom under assault

BEIJING, May 30 (UPI) -- China's media freedom has come under assault ahead of the 2008 Olympics, the Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Vietnam cracks down on dissenters

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch is accusing Vietnam of launching one of the worst crackdowns on peaceful dissidents in two decades.

North Korea punishing border crossers

PYONGYANG, North Korea, March 7 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch said Wednesday North Koreans are punished harshly if they are caught crossing the border into China.

Report: China must end Tibetan home effort

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Required rebuilding of houses in Tibet by China increases poverty not economic development, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

HRW says Vietnam street children at risk

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch accused Vietnam of abusing street children in Hanoi by rounding them up ahead of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Sanctions may worsen N. Korean famine

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- United Nations sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear program could cause widespread death from starvation, international aid groups said Monday.

HRW: Continue food aid to NKorea

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch says ending food aid to North Korea in retaliation for that country's claims of a nuclear test would further harm the country's people.

Indonesia accused of evicting Jakarta poor

JAKARTA, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch urged Indonesia to stop evicting tens of thousands of poor people from their homes in Jakarta.