China ‘gamed’ UN human rights review, experts say

China ‘gamed’ UN human rights review, experts say

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A top Chinese diplomat said Beijing would “earnestly study” 428 recommendations for addressing human rights submitted by U.N. members, calling them “objective and balanced.” But leading experts said China “gamed” the once-every-five-year “universal periodic review” to avoid scrutiny of its rights abuses.

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Analysts: China’s Repatriation of North Korean Defectors Supports Pyongyang’s Authoritarian Rule

Analysts: China’s Repatriation of North Korean Defectors Supports Pyongyang’s Authoritarian Rule

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WASHINGTON — Human rights experts are dismissing Beijing’s latest claim, made again this week, that North Koreans fleeing into China are not political refugees but only illegal migrants seeking economic opportunities.

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China’s Human Rights Record to Face Scrutiny During UN Review

China’s Human Rights Record to Face Scrutiny During UN Review

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China’s human rights record will come under public scrutiny Tuesday as the United Nations Human Rights Council holds the fourth Universal Periodic Review Working Group from January 22 to February 2.

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Inside the decades-long fight over Yahoo’s misdeeds in China

Inside the decades-long fight over Yahoo’s misdeeds in China

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The Yahoo Human Rights Fund was intended to support imprisoned Chinese dissidents. Instead, a lawsuit alleges that only a small fraction of the money went to help former prisoners.

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Uyghur film-maker claims he was tortured by authorities in China

Uyghur film-maker claims he was tortured by authorities in China

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A Uyghur film-maker has alleged he was tortured and forced to give a false confession during detention in Xinjiang province. Ikram Nurmehmet, 32, appeared on trial at Ürümqi people’s intermediary court on 27 October and is accused of organising “terrorist” activities and participating in an “East Turkestan separatist” group, sources close to (read more…)

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‘The China Project’ media shuts, blaming ‘politically-motivated attacks’

‘The China Project’ media shuts, blaming ‘politically-motivated attacks’

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Taipei, Taiwan – The China Project, an independent media company known for its influential coverage of Chinese politics and society, has announced that it will shut its doors due to funding problems caused by “politically-motivated attacks”.

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Chinese Dissident Receives Asylum in Canada After Fleeing China 

Chinese Dissident Receives Asylum in Canada After Fleeing China 

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Nee from Chinese Human Rights Defenders says Southeast Asia has become a danger zone for Chinese dissidents attempts to reach safety.

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#MeToo Journalist, Labor Activist On Trial for Subversion in China

#MeToo Journalist, Labor Activist On Trial for Subversion in China

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TAIPEI — Two prominent Chinese activists were tried for subversion Friday in Guangzhou in a closed-door proceeding, while supporters and activists criticized Chinese authorities for putting on a “sham trial” and calling for their immediate release.

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‘I am willing to wait for months’: Chinese Tiananmen critic ready for long haul in Taiwan transit lounge

‘I am willing to wait for months’: Chinese Tiananmen critic ready for long haul in Taiwan transit lounge

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A Chinese dissident who has taken refuge in a Taiwan airport during a stopover has said he is prepared to wait months if needed, in order to get safe passage to a third country.

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A Chinese Journalist Gave #MeToo Victims a Voice. Now She’s on Trial.

A Chinese Journalist Gave #MeToo Victims a Voice. Now She’s on Trial.

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Huang Xueqin, the journalist, and Wang Jianbing, a labor activist, have been accused of inciting subversion as the authorities expand a campaign to quash dissent.

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Trial of two Chinese activists held since 2021 begins in secret in Guangzhou

Trial of two Chinese activists held since 2021 begins in secret in Guangzhou

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Huang Xueqin, a feminist who was due to move to UK, and Wang Jianbing charged with ‘inciting subversion of state power’

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Chinese Dissident in Transit at Taiwan Airport Pleads for Help in Seeking Asylum

Chinese Dissident in Transit at Taiwan Airport Pleads for Help in Seeking Asylum

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A Chinese dissident known for regularly commemorating the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square fled to Taiwan on Friday and pleaded for help in seeking asylum in the United States or Canada.

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