Religious interpretations are slowing down the implementation of the UN human rights charter, which marks its 70th anniversary today. The UN is also part of the problem, writes Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.
China increases pressure on US Canada over Huawei executives arrest
China claims Canada has violated the human rights of Huawei executive Meng Wangzhou, who was arrested as she passed through Vancouver December 1. US and Chinese sources say her arrest is not linked to trade negotiations.
Opinion No sign of political reform in China since Charter 08
It's been ten years since several hundred prominent Chinese intellectuals signed a manifesto calling for democracy and rule of law. But since then, Chinese society has turned more, not less, autocratic, says Perry Link.