China punishes official for not daring to smoke near Muslims

BEIJING - Authorities in China's restive Xinjiang region have punished a local official for declining to smoke in front of Muslim elders, seeing that as a sign he was insufficiently committed to the region's fight against religious extremism, according to ... ( read original story ...)

China is the world's biggest executioner

China’s death penalty rate is shockingly high although the full extent of the secretive practice is unknown, it said. 136 Number of people sentenced to death in India in 2016 “Amnesty International found public news reports of at least 931 individuals ... ( read original story ...)

United passenger's removal sparks outrage in China

Video of the violent incident posted on China's popular Twitter-like microblogging service ... whose wife later posted a video of the altercation on Facebook. Associated Press news assistant Yu Bing contributed to this report. ( read original story ...)

Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

out of at least 931 that the human rights group tallied through public news reports. Among the cases omitted were the executions of foreigners for drug crimes and people accused of terrorism in China's in Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, the group said. ( read original story ...)