China: Respect freedoms of expression, press and assembly

Recent articles in China

RSF condemns the detention of 4 Chinese journalists after last month’s protests

The charges against 4 journalists range from “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” to “gathering a crowd to disrupt public order”; for the second charge they can be sentenced up to life imprisonment.

Shanghai police detain foreign journalists covering anti-lockdown protests

Journalists were assaulted and briefly detained while covering the ongoing protests against COVID-19 restrictions in China.

Despite restrictions, citizens conducted hundreds of protests across China in recent months

The China Dissent Monitor recorded 668 instances of dissent from June to September 2022, as people spoke out against stalled housing projects, labor rights violations, fraud, COVID-19 policies, and state violence, among other grievances.