China’s Verdict Against Taiwanese Activist Sends Chilling Warning to Foreign NGO Workers

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Originally published by Voice of America on November 28, 2017 A court in China’s southern Hunan province has sentenced Taiwanese rights activist Lee Ming-che and his alleged Chinese national accomplice Peng Yuhua to five and seven years in prison respectively on charges of inciting state subversion. Lee is the first (read more…)

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Re-education camps make a comeback in China’s far-west

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Originally published by UCA News on October 24, 2017 In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, so called political re-education camps have been proliferating in the lead up to the 19th Communist Party Congress. The Chinese government’s aim is to streamline ideology in an area it perceives to be troubled by (read more…)

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China Releases Women’s Rights Activist Who Supported Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 26, 2017 Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have released women’s rights activist Su Changlan, who once supported Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and campaigned for the land rights of rural women. “Su Changlan has been released, and she is here (read more…)

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“They Killed Him”: Denial of Medical Care in China and the Literary Conscience

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Originally published by Huffington Post on November 15, 2017 By James Tager Today marks the 36th annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer. On this day each year, PEN International and its centers around the world highlight and campaign on behalf of writers who face unjust imprisonment as a result of (read more…)

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Activists fear further repression in Xi Jinping’s ‘new era’

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Originally published by AFP on October 27, 2017 When President Xi Jinping was handed a second term at the helm of the Communist Party this week, he said China had entered a “new era”. But human rights activists expect the same old crackdowns. Xi has increasingly stifled civil society since (read more…)

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Chinese lawyer Li Yuhan detained by public security bureau, concern groups say

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Originally published by HKFP on November 2, 2017 Chinese lawyer Li Yuhan, who assisted “709” lawyer Wang Yu, has been detained by the Public Security Bureau for an unknown crime, according to two NGOs – China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group and Chinese Human Rights Defenders . Wang Yu, whose (read more…)

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‘Travesty’ trial ends in China with lawyer Jiang Tianyong jailed

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Originally published by The Guardian on November 21, 2017 China has sentenced a prominent civil rights lawyer to two years in prison in a trial that was denounced as political theatre by critics. Jiang Tianyong, whose past clients include a wide range of activists such as the exiled dissident lawyer (read more…)

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China condena a dos años de cárcel a un prominente abogado de derechos humanos

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Originally published by EL MUNDO on November 21, 2017 Un tribunal de China condenó este martes al prominente abogado de derechos humanos, Jiang Tianyong, a dos años de cárcel por “incitar a la subversión del estado”, un proceso calificado de “farsa” por activistas y organizaciones internacionales y que supone el último (read more…)

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China Jails Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong For Two Years For ‘Subversion’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on November 21, 2017 A court in the central Chinese province of Hunan on Tuesday handed down a two-year prison term to human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for subversion, following a process that has been denounced by his family as a show trial. Jiang, who (read more…)

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Re-education camps make a comeback in China’s far-west

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Originally published by UCA News on October 24, 2017 In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, so called political re-education camps have been proliferating in the lead up to the 19th Communist Party Congress. The Chinese government’s aim is to streamline ideology in an area it perceives to be troubled by Islamic (read more…)

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For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid ‘vacation’

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Originally published by Reuters on October 22, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no. “They told me I had to go to (read more…)

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China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb

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Originally published by The New York Times on October 20, 2017 BEIJING — The police and military swarm the streets at all hours, checking documents and questioning passers-by. Political critics have been jailed, placed under surveillance or sent to the countryside. Popular gathering spots like nightclubs have been shuttered and home-sharing (read more…)

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