China’s anti-spy campaign: cash rewards and warnings of ‘dangerous times’

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Originally published by The Guardian on May 10, 2018 Redheaded academics, tourists, English teachers, and NGO workers are some of the suspicious figures that Chinese people should beware of befriending, according to a propaganda campaign launched by Chinese authorities. Posters on the subway in central Beijing alert commuters to some (read more…)

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Wife of ‘vanished’ Chinese lawyer marches for answers

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Originally published by AFP on April 6, 2018 The wife of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer who has embarked on a 100-kilometre (60-mile) march to highlight his plight said Thursday she did not even know if he was still alive. Attorney Wang Quanzhang, who defended political activists and victims of (read more…)

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Chinese Rights Activists Fearful as Policeman Takes Charge of Legal Affairs

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Originally published by Reuters on March 21, 2018 By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese rights lawyers and activists say the promotion on Monday of former police official Fu Zhenghua to head China’s justice ministry signals an even deeper freeze on attempts to use the country’s legal system to defend (read more…)

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Activists’ Award Comes Amid Worsening Human Rights Climate in China

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on March 14, 2018 Chinese activists Chen Jianfang and Li Xiaoling have won a prestigious human rights award in memory of a human rights campaigner who died in police detention after being denied access to adequate medical care. The award, which comes amid an (read more…)

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China steps up internet censorship of criticism of Xi Jinping

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Originally published by The Globe and Mail on March 11, 2018 A few days ago, Chinese police knocked on Yan’s apartment door, saying they were there for a routine document check. It didn’t take long to reveal their real intention. “They asked me what I posted on Weibo,” said Yan, (read more…)

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Murmurings of Dissent Upset China’s Script for Xi’s Power Grab

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Originally published by New York Times on March 8, 2018 BEIJING — In the lofty chambers of the Great Hall of the People, delegate after delegate to China’s legislative body brushed aside questions this week about the constitutional change on the table that could extend Xi Jinping’s presidency. “I think (read more…)

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“Vacaciones forzadas” para los activistas que molestan en la coronación de Xi

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Originally published by EFE on March 3, 2018 Jèssica Martorell Pekín, 6 mar (EFE).- Con la Asamblea Nacional Popular (ANP) empezaron también las “vacaciones forzadas” para muchos activistas chinos, que han sido obligados a dejar Pekín para evitar que molesten durante esta cita en la que se ultima la reforma (read more…)

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Questions raised over sudden death of Chinese human rights lawyer Li Baiguang

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Originally published by HKFP on February 27, 2018 A well-known Chinese human rights lawyer died suddenly in hospital on Monday, according to Reuters. Li Baiguang, who had defended farmers and Christian pastors, died at the Number 81 People’s Liberation Army Hospital in Nanjing of liver failure, Reuters cited an unnamed source (read more…)

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China rights lawyer dies in ‘mysterious’ circumstances, supporters say

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Originally published by CNN on February 27, 2018 Hong Kong (CNN)A prominent Chinese lawyer, Li Baiguang died Monday in the Chinese city of Nanjing under “mysterious” circumstances, according to Bob Fu, a US-based activist and Christian pastor who has known the lawyer for over 10 years. Li was admitted to (read more…)

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Death of Chinese rights lawyer raises suspicions

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Originally published by Reuters on February 26, 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – A well-known Chinese rights lawyer died suddenly in hospital of liver failure on Monday, a source told Reuters, sparking suspicion over the death of someone who was previously detained, did not drink alcohol and “looked fine” earlier this month. (read more…)

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China acusa advogado dos direitos humanos Yu Wensheng de subversão

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Originally published by Diário de Notícias on January 29, 2018 As autoridades chinesas acusaram Yu Wensheng, um proeminente defensor dos direitos humanos detido por publicar uma carta dirigida ao Presidente chinês, Xi Jinping, de “incitação à subversão contra o poder do Estado”. A família de Yu foi notificada no sábado, por (read more…)

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China acusa de “subversión” al célebre abogado de derechos humanos Yu Wensheng

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Originally published by EFE on January 29, 2018 Las autoridades chinas han acusado de “incitación a la subversión del poder del Estado” a Yu Wensheng, un destacado abogado de derechos humanos que fue detenido tras publicar una carta criticando al presidente de China, Xi Jinping. En una notificación escrita, la Policía de (read more…)

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