In China, delivery workers struggle against a rigged system

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Originally published by SupChina on April 20, 2021 In mid-February, Chén Guójiāng 陈国江, who leads an alliance of food delivery workers in China numbering in the thousands, confronted the delivery platform Ele.me, owned by Alibaba, for its exploitative policies. He published a video accusing Ele.me of failing to deliver on (read more…)

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Rights Activist Held in Psychiatric Facility in China’s Shandong Province

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Originally published by RFA on March 16, 2021 Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have formally arrested prominent rights activist Li Qiaochu, and are holding her in a psychiatric hospital in Linyi city, RFA has learned.Li, who was recently given the Cao Shunli Memorial Award for her rights (read more…)

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Chinese Feminist, Anti-Camps Campaigner Honored With Rights Prize

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Originally published by RFA on March 12, 2021 Detained women’s rights activist Li Qiaochu and veteran rights campaigner Li Yufeng have been announced as the joint winners of a prestigious human rights prize made annually to Chinese activists mark the March 14, 2014 death in police custody of rights advocate (read more…)

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Concerns Grow For ‘Disappeared’ Wuhan Citizen Journalist

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Originally published by RFA on March 9, 2021 Chinese citizen journalist Fang Bin remains missing after being detained by police in the central city of Wuhan for reporting from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Fang is being held incommunicado following his detention on March 5, 2020. RFA has learned (read more…)

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Westerners are increasingly scared of traveling to China as threat of detention rises

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Originally published by CNN on March 9, 2021 (CNN) Jeff Wasserstrom is a self-proclaimed China specialist who is seriously considering never returning to China — at least, he says, not while President Xi Jinping is in power. The American professor, who for decades made multiple trips a year to China (read more…)

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Turkey’s Uighur exiles raise voices against China amid Erdogan’s silence

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Originally published by La Prensa Latina Media on February 11, 2021 Istanbul, Feb 11 (efe-epa).- The 50,000-strong community of exiled Uighurs in Istanbul have in recent weeks stepped up their protests against the alleged repression by Beijing of their people in their western Chinese homeland of Xinjiang, amid fears that (read more…)

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Activists mark one-year countdown to Beijing Winter Olympics with protest

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Originally published by Phayul Newsdesk on February 23, 2021 By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 3: As the one-year countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympics begins on January 4, a coalition of over 170 activist groups called on nations to boycott the premier sporting event to be held in Beijing. On (read more…)

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China would welcome UN Human Rights Council visit ‘because there is no genocide in Xinjiang’

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Originally published by SCMP on February 23, 2021 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has rejected claims of genocide or oppression in the far western region of Xinjiang and said China would welcome the UN human rights chief to visit the region. Wang’s statement comes as international pressure mounts over accusations (read more…)

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Terry Glavin: Do athletes really want Olympic medals that have been soaked in blood?

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Originally published by National Post on February 10, 2021 Now that a rising global movement to move the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing is finally starting to pick up steam in Canada, there’s a debate worth having about it, and some difficult questions to be raised. Can the International Olympic (read more…)

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Glavin: Canada can’t just shrug off the debate over the Beijing Winter Olympics

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Originally published by Ottawa Citizen on February 10, 2021 Now that a rising global movement to move the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing is finally starting to pick up steam in Canada, there’s a debate worth having about it, and some difficult questions to be raised. Can the International Olympic (read more…)

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Chinese publisher who spoke up for dissident academic is jailed for three years

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Originally published by The Guardian on February 10, 2021 A Chinese publisher who spoke out in support of a dissident academic has been jailed for three years in Beijing after she pleaded guilty to illegal business operations. Geng Xiaonan, 46, and her husband Qin Zhen, were arrested in September on (read more…)

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China strips licence from second lawyer for ‘Hong Kong 12’

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Originally published by Al Jazeera on February 3, 2021 A second Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist has been stripped of his licence to practice, in a move that drew alarm from rights groups and condemnation from the United States. Ren Quanniu, who represented one of 12 (read more…)

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