Asia Pacific Mar 4, 2015

China says NGOs need regulating for 'national security reasons'

China needs to better regulate foreign non-governmental organizations (NGO) operating in the country for national security reasons, an official said on Wednesday, as the government drafts a law that has unnerved many aid groups. Fu Ying, spokeswoman for China's largely rubber-stamp parliament, said she understood ...

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Oct 10, 2014

China's human rights record worsening: U.S. report

A U.S. report released Thursday says China's human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech and assembly are growing. The annual report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China said the country has tightened restrictions on ...

National Jul 26, 2014

NGOs pressure Japan to heed U.N. call against anti-Korean hate speech

Several nongovernmental organizations have urged the Japanese government to comply with the U.N. Human Rights Committee's call on Thursday to ban activities that support hate speech directed against Korean residents of the country. At a new conference in Tokyo on Friday, Megumi Komori, deputy director ...