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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China ramps up ‘pressure tactics’ as Hong Kong protests push on

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Originally published by AL Jazeera News in August 26, 2019  As anti-government protests in Hong Kong push on into their 12th week, Beijing is intensifying “intimidation tactics” on lawyers, journalists, and diplomats travelling to and from the mainland in an effort to contain the gravest threat to Chinese authority in decades. There (read more…)

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China ratchets up pressure ‘tactics’ as Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests enter 12th week

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Originally published by The Indian Wire in August 26, 2019  Beijing, August 26: China ratcheted up its “intimidation tactics” of journalists, diplomats, and lawyers travelling to Hong Kong from the mainland in efforts to hold the gravest risk to the Chinese authority in more than ten years, as pro-democracy protests enter its 12th week. Chinese (read more…)

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Washington’s major push for Xinjiang

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Originally published by New Age in August 6, 2019  In a bid to build an anti-Chinese coalition Washington would establish an annual meeting of foreign ministers and prominent representatives of civil society to discuss the state of religious freedom in various countries of the world. This year, the meeting took place (read more…)

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Jailing of Chinese Activist, Editor Draws International Calls for Release

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia in August 2, 2019  Overseas governments and human rights organizations have strongly condemned the jailing of Chinese rights activist Huang Qi for 12 years on state secrets charges. The Mianyang Intermediate People’s Court in the southwestern province of Sichuan sentenced Huang to 12-years’ imprisonment on (read more…)

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China’s first ‘cyber-dissident’ jailed for 12 years

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Originally published by AFP in July 29, 2019  China’s first “cyber-dissident”, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for leaking state secrets. Huang Qi ran a website called 64 Tianwang – named after the bloody 4 June 1989 crackdown on Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protesters. (read more…)

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