‘Changsha Three’ Rights Activists Secretly Indicted For ‘Subversion’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on July 17, 2020  Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan have secretly indicted the “Changsha Three” non-governmental organization (NGO) workers, family members and rights groups said. Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi, and Wuge Jianxiong were indicted in secret for “subversion of state power” (read more…)

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Win-win or lose-lose? Why countries should uphold universal values and not cede to China’s propaganda

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Originally published by Hong Kong Free Press on 6 Jul, 2020 By Leo Lan  As a citizen, imagine you are assured by a regime that you will be abundantly fed but you don’t have the right to choose your state leaders. Imagine also that you are detained after you attempt (read more…)

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US sanctions top Chinese official over Xinjiang crackdown

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Originally published by Aljazeera on July 10, 2020 By Ng Han The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Chen Quanguo, a member of China’s powerful Politburo, and three other senior officials, accusing them of serious human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority in a move likely to further increase (read more…)

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Chinese authorities formally arrest ex-lawyer and Xi Jinping critic, activists say

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Originally published by AFP on June 25, 2020 Chinese authorities have formally arrested two detained activists, including one who called for President Xi Jinping to step down over COVID-19, relatives and fellow campaigners said Thursday. Prominent figures Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong attended a secret meeting involving lawyers and human (read more…)

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Beijing using ‘subversion’ charges to suppress democratic voices

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Originally published by AsiaNews on June 25, 2020 Chinese police have formalized charges and arrests against Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi, two leaders of the New Citizens Movement. Activists Ge Jueping, Chen Jiahong and Zhang Guiqi were also arrested for subversion. Before being tried, all had already served years of (read more…)

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China Jails Suzhou Activist Ge Jueping for ‘Subversion’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 25, 2020 By Gao Feng A court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has handed a four-and-a-half year jail term to a prominent rights activist after finding him guilty of “incitement to subvert state power.”Ge Jueping was sentenced by the Suzhou Intermediate (read more…)

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Chinese Police Formally Arrest Dissident Who Told President to Step Down

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 23, 2020 By Xue Xiaoshan China’s state security police have formally arrested dissident Xu Zhiyong for subversion after he called publicly on President Xi Jinping to resign.Xu, who has already served jail time for his spearheading of the New Citizens’ Movement anti-corruption (read more…)

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Wuhan Citizen Journalist Formally Arrested, Held in Shanghai Detention Center

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 22, 2020 By Qiao Long Authorities in Shanghai have formally arrested a lawyer-turned-citizen journalist who reported on the emerging coronavirus epidemic in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Zhang Zhan, who lives in Shanghai but who traveled to Wuhan in early February, was taken (read more…)

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China Jails Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng For Four Years in Secret Trial

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 17, 2020 By Ng Yik-tung and Sing Man Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu have handed a four-year jail term to human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng on subversion charges.Yu was sentenced by Jiangsu’s Xuzhou Intermediate People’s Court after it found him guilty of “incitement (read more…)

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Karm Gilespie: government appeals to China over fate of Australian man sentenced to death

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Originally published by The Guardian on June 15, 2020 The Australian man sentenced to death in China over alleged drug trafficking has been the subject of repeated Australian government representations, Scott Morrison said on Monday. It comes as the family of the man, Karm Gilespie, released a statement pleading for privacy, (read more…)

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Zoom shuts accounts of activists holding Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong events

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Originally published by The Guardian on June 11, 2020 Three prominent human rights activists have accused Zoom of disrupting or shutting down their accounts because they were linked to events to mark the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre or were to discuss China’s measures to exert control over Hong Kong. Lee (read more…)

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China shock: US businesses fear impact of controversial Chinese laws on Hong Kong

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Originally published by Express on June 3, 2020 Politicians in the region are due to resume a debate today on a bill which could, among other things, make it illegal to disrespect China’s national anthem. A survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) showed that over 53 percent (read more…)

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