Exclusive: China continues to harass exiles on British soil, claim victims

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Originally published by The Telegraph on August 16, 2020 China is suspected of orchestrating a sinister campaign to suppress prominent critics living in Britain from speaking out against the ruling Communist Party by harassing, intimidating, and surveilling them while they are in the UK, the Telegraph can reveal. Simon Cheng (read more…)

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US Imposes Human Rights Sanctions On Chinese Entity, Officials Over Abuse Of Ethnic Minorities In China

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Originally published by Latin Times on August 2, 2020 Sanctions have been imposed by the United States on a top Xinjiang-based company and its two officials for allegedly abusing the human rights of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the area.  According to a report, the top-ranking company Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps or XPCC (read more…)

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Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections by One Year, Sparking Outcry

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on July 31, 2020   Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam on Friday announced the postponement of elections to the Legislative Council (LegCo) by one year, in a move that was immediately slammed by pro-democracy lawmakers as questionable, and tantamount to a political coup. Lam said (read more…)

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China Uses Quarantines as Cover to Detain Dissidents, Activists Say

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Originally published by New York Times on July 30, 2020 On the day of his release from prison, Wang Quanzhang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, thought he was finally free. After being held for nearly five years on charges of subversion of state power, Mr. Wang was escorted (read more…)

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‘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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