Grassroots Chinese Rights Defenders Honored on Anniversary of Activist’s Death

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Originally published by The Union Journal on March 13, 2020 Chinese lobbyists Wang Heying as well as Zhang Jianping have actually won a respected civils rights honor in memory of a civils rights advocate that passed away in authorities apprehension after being rejected accessibility to ample healthcare. The honor, which (read more…)

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The truth about coronavirus is scary. The global war on truth is even scarier

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Originally published by National Observer on March 13, 2020 The police came for Dr. Li Wenliang in the middle of the night on the first day of the year. Just days earlier, Li, a physician in Wuhan, China, had sent a message to his medical school alumni group on WeChat informing them (read more…)

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Chinese WeChat Users Are Sharing A Censored Post About COVID-19 By Filling It With Emojis And Writing It In Other Languages

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Originally published by BuzzFeed News on March 11, 2020 People on WeChat, the Chinese messaging app, are evading censors by translating a viral interview from a Wuhan, China, coronavirus whistleblower by rewriting it backward, filling it with typos and emojis, sharing it as a PDF, and even translating it into fictional languages like (read more…)

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The World Sees a Public Health Crisis. Beijing Sees a Political Threat

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Originally published by The Diplomat on March 9, 2020  Over the past month, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has marshalled the country’s public security apparatus to track down and detain known activists and ordinary citizens who have shared information about the coronavirus outbreak, provided on-the-ground updates from the epicenter, or (read more…)

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Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pivotal Moment for China?

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Originally published by Voice Of America on March 7, 2020 WASHINGTON – The death last month of China’s whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, weeks after he warned of a new, unnamed coronavirus in an online chatroom, triggered an outpouring of calls for free speech in the world’s most populous authoritarian country. (read more…)

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Infectious anger–As the coronavirus spreads in China, so does fury at the government

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Originally published by World Magazine on February 27,2020 By June Cheng With Wuhan, China, on lockdown, Pastor Mark Song has spent most of the last month pastoring his church and serving the city from his apartment.  Every morning he livestreams prayer meetings for the 140 members of his church, prepares his Sunday sermons (read more…)

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Coronavirus: Why protecting human rights matters in epidemics

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Originally published by Daily Maverick on February 24,2020 By Mark Heywood The danger of a virus that could rapidly spread across the world and potentially kill millions of people has long been warned of. As far back as 1996, the World Health Organisation was warning that 17-million people a year were dying prematurely (read more…)

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They Documented the Coronavirus Crisis in Wuhan. Then They Vanished.

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Originally published by New York Times on February 14 ,2020 By Vivian Wang HONG KONG — The beige van squatted outside of a Wuhan hospital, its side and back doors ajar. Fang Bin, a local clothing salesman, peered inside as he walked past. He groaned: “So many dead.” He counted five, six, seven, eight body bags. “This (read more…)

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China Under Xi Jinping is a ‘Dystopian Digital Surveillance State’: Rights Group

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on February 13,2020 By Wang Yun Chinese president Xi Jinping is building a “dystopian digital surveillance state” to promote his brand of totalitarian rule, according to a recent report by a human rights group.“Pushing for his vision of a dystopian digital surveillance state, Xi wielded his largely unfettered powers to suppress (read more…)

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What do we know about the coronavirus victims?

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Originally published by Sky News on February 11, 2020 The coronavirus outbreak has infected thousands and killed hundreds – but there has been secrecy surrounding many of the cases. So what do we know so far about the victims, and are Chinese authorities trying to silence discussion? What do we (read more…)

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China virus funeral order fuels upset as death toll rises

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Originally published by AL JAZEERA NEWS on February 9, 2020. Sichuan, China – Orders issued by China’s top health authority for the swift cremation of the remains of coronavirus victims at facilities near the hospitals where they died appear to be an overreaction and unnecessary to curb the transmission of the (read more…)

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‘Go get a warrant!’: Wuhan shopkeeper defies police over coronavirus videos

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Originally published by The Observers on February 07,2020 By Marie Genries As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread across China, a few courageous citizens have braved government censorship to document what is happening. One of them is a man known only as Fangbin, a Wuhan resident who was arrested on February 1 after sharing rare videos of (read more…)

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