Tiananmen Square: China steps up curbs on activists for 30th anniversary

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Originally published by The Guardian on May 9, 2019  Every year in late May, Hu Jia is taken on a mandatory holiday to Qinhuangdao, a port city almost 200 miles from his home in Beijing. He is accompanied by police on walks in the park or by the sea and (read more…)

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Chinese Writer, Rights Activist Incommunicado, Believed Detained

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on May 6, 2019 Chinese writer and rights activist Xie Qiang, who signed a 2008 charter calling for sweeping political reform, is incommunicado, believed detained, after receiving an unexpected phone call from police, his friends said. Xie, who is better known by his pen-name (read more…)

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Taiwan Rights Groups Call on Beijing to Allow Visits to Jailed Rights Lawyer

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on May 1, 2019 Rights activists and politicians in Taiwan have called on authorities in China to allow jailed rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang visits from his family and his lawyer, warning that his case should act as a “big red flag” to the people of Taiwan.Wang’s wife (read more…)

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China Holds Vaccine Parent-Turned-Activist Detained At Beijing Protest

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on March 26, 2019 Authorities in China are holding a prominent parent campaigner undercriminal detention after she helped to organized protests over faultyvaccines last month.He Fangmei, the mother of a baby made sick by a faulty vaccine, wasinitially detained by police from her home (read more…)

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State Dept.: 800K to 2 Million Muslims Forced Into ‘Internment Camps’ in Communist China

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Originally published by CNS News on March 19, 2019 (CNSNews.com) — The U.S. State Department, echoing reports by human rights groups and some news media, reported that between 800,000 and 2 million Muslims have been forced into “internment camps” in Communist China where they are reeducated “to erase religious and ethnic (read more…)

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Concerns Grow Over Chinese Influence at UN Human Rights Council

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on March 15, 2019 Rights activists are increasingly worried that Beijing’s influence operations are having a negative impact on the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council, which concludes its 40th session on Friday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) China director Sophie Richardson warned (read more…)

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UN Calls For Probe Into Activist’s Death As Beijing Rejects Rights Report

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on March 14, 2019 Experts at the United Nations have called on Beijing to launch an independent investigation into the death of a Chinese human rights activist in a police detention center five years ago, as Beijing faces growing pressure over international criticism of (read more…)

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Xinjiang denies existence of Uighur detention camps in China

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Originally published by Nikkei Asian Review on March 12, 2019  BEIJING — Officials from China’s remote western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday denied the existence of concentration camps for ethnic Uighur people, saying instead that many Muslims there attended schools aimed at eliminating terrorism. They are vocational school-style training centers (read more…)

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Chinese Women Who Fight For Rights Remain at Risk: Group

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Women who campaign for human rights in China face reprisals from theruling Chinese Communist Party, including enforced disappearances,arbitrary detention, sexual abuse and torture, an overseas rights group has said.

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China’s Rights Activists Face Torture, Detention, ‘Disappearance’: Report

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on February 21, 2019 China’s human rights activists continue to speak out on behalf of victims of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s abuses of power, despite the threat of arbitrary detention, torture, and forced ‘disappearance,’ an overseas rights group said on Thursday. “2018 was (read more…)

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Tortured Chinese Dissident Granted Political Asylum by U.S. State Dept

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Originally published by CNS News on February 1, 2019  After years of imprisonment and struggles to find a place of refuge, Chinese dissident Huang Yan arrived in Los Angeles from Taiwan on January 25 after the United States granted her political asylum. “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks (read more…)

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Free from Chinese repression, desperate dissidents in US cling to tradition of petitioning to air grievances

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Originally published by SCMP on February 15, 2019   Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He came to Washington at the end of January for two days of negotiations and a meeting with US President Donald Trump in search of a trade war breakthrough. But Bai Jiemin, a former businessman from China now living (read more…)

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