Detained Independent Chinese Journalist Moved to Unknown Location

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia in November 27, 2019 Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have moved an independent journalist detained after covering the Hong Kong protest movement to an unknown location, RFA has learned.“After detaining #MeToo movement leader Sophia Huang Xueqin on 10/17,the Chinese gov’t transferred her to “residential (read more…)

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China Cables: Worker gets 10 years for encouraging prayer and discouraging porn

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Originally published by The Irish Times in November 24, 2019 A road construction worker from Xinjiang who urged his colleagues to pray before meals and not to watch pornography was sent to jail for 10 years. Details of the case are contained in the leaked China Cables. The sentencing document for the 50-year old Uighur (read more…)

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Rights Groups Call For Release of Chinese Journalist Who Reported From Hong Kong

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia in October 29, 2019  Rights groups have called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party torelease an independent journalist held on public order charges after she covered the Hong Kong protest movement.Huang Xueqin, also known as Sophia Huang, was detained on Oct. 17 bypolice in Guangdong’s provincial (read more…)

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Police in China’s Guangzhou Detain Feminist Who Wrote About Hong Kong

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia in October 24, 2019   Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have detained an outspoken writer and #MeToo movement activist after she published an article about the Hong Kong protest movement.Huang Xueqin, also known as Sophia Huang, was detained on Oct. 17 bypolice in Guangdong’s provincial (read more…)

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Rights Groups Call For Release of Award-Winning Activist Held In Shanghai

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia in October 21, 2019   Rights activists on Monday called for the release of Shanghai activist Chen Jianfang, who has been held incommunicado for more than six months on subversion charges, saying she is at high risk of torture.Chen was detained on March 20 alongside her husband, and the couple’disappeared’ for several (read more…)

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China activist dies in prison, sparking calls for an inquiry

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Originally published by The Guardian in September 28, 2019  Human rights advocates are calling for an investigation into the death of a Chinese activist who was arrested for holding up a placard calling for Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) to step down. Wang Meiyu (王美余), 38, was detained in July (read more…)

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Activists detained as China marks 70 years of communist rule

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Originally published by The Telegraph in September 30, 2019 Activist Wei Xiaobing was held in detention for two weeks, harassed daily at work and is now confined with guards watching his every move, because he shared links online in support of the Hong Kong protests. “At the moment, I’m not (read more…)

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Tensions between students rising amid ongoing protests

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Originally published by University World News in September 12, 2019 As students in Hong Kong started the academic year with a class boycott, students from mainland China studying in the city’s universities have been uncertain about expressing an opinion about the protests that have gripped the city and are now (read more…)

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‘We can’t do anything’: China accused of muffling voices of Hong Kong supporters

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Originally published by The Guardian in September 11, 2019 Chen Siming, a 58-year-old Chinese activist, has followed the protests in Hong Kong from afar, feeling inspired but also helpless. From across the border in the southern province of Hunan, Chen does what he can to support the thousands calling for greater democracy in Hong (read more…)

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Crackdown on freedom

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Originally published by The New York Times in September 7, 2019 The Chinese government has built a vast network of re-education camps and a pervasive system of surveillance to monitor and subdue millions from Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. Now China is also turning to an older, harsher method (read more…)

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Arrests jump in China’s Xinjiang amid crackdown

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Originally published by AFP in September 3, 2019 One in 5 arrests made in China in 2017 took place in Xinjiang, although the region is home to just 2% of the country’s population, data from the local prosecutor’s office show BEIJING, China – The number of people arrested and imprisoned (read more…)

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Chinese police remind students to ‘love your country’ in warning over Hong Kong protests

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Originally published by The Telegraph in August 30, 2019 Chinese police are warning mainland students enrolled in university programs in Hong Kong to stay away from “illegal mass protests and street violence,” The Telegraph can reveal, as authorities try to suppress the unrest. Students received text message alerts from local police this week (read more…)

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