China’s Mass Interment Camps Have No Clear End in Sight

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Originally published by Foreign Policy on August 22, 2018 Last summer, online links between China’s western Xinjiang region and the rest of the world began to go dark. Uighurs, who make up the largest ethnic group in Xinjiang, started cutting friends and family members abroad from their contacts on WeChat, (read more…)

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Security Tight on Tiananmen Square as Victims’ Relatives Pay Respects on Massacre Anniversary

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 4, 2019 Chinese security personnel flooded Beijing’s iconic Tiananmen Square on Tuesday, the 30th anniversary of the massacre of unarmed civilians by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) that put an end to weeks of peaceful, student-led protests. One eyewitness said there was (read more…)

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He Stayed at Tiananmen to the End. Now He Wonders What It Meant.

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Originally published by The New York Times on June 3, 2019  BEIJING — As daybreak neared on June 4, 1989, Zhou Duo walked toward the ranks of soldiers bristling with guns. Behind him, thousands of protesters huddled on Tiananmen Square, terrified that the encroaching troops would slaughter them on China’s (read more…)

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China’s defence minister says Tiananmen crackdown was ‘correct’ ahead of 30th anniversary

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Originally published by China Respondent on June 2, 2019 Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe said Sunday that the deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was “correct” and that it had ensured years of stability in the country. Mr Wei was responding to questions posed by (read more…)

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Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

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Originally published by Reuters on June 17, 2019 GENEVA (Reuters) – More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations’ top human rights body to investigate Beijing’s deadly crackdown 30 years ago.  Wang Dan and 21 others, backed (read more…)

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Tiananmen survivors urge UN to investigate China’s 1989 crackdown

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Originally published by Nikkei Asian Review on June 17, 2019 TOKYO — Victims and survivors of the Tiananmen crackdown on June 4, 1989, have jointly submitted an official complaint to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, and are demanding an investigation into events. With the assistance of nongovernmental organization Chinese (read more…)

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As protests turn violent, State Dept. issues warning to Hong Kong government

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Originally published by World Tribune on June 4, 2019 In a strong statement in support of massive demonstrations in Hong Kong, the U.S. State Department warned: “The continued erosion of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework puts at risk Hong Kong’s long-established special status in international affairs.” Hundreds of police (read more…)

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RSF and NGO coalition demand Hong Kong bill threatening journalists to be withdrawn

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Originally published by The Tibet Post on June 11, 2019 Paris-based international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), along with 73 other NGOs, urges Hong Kong to abandon the bill that would allow China to extradite journalists and their sources. In a letter sent on June 6th to Carrie (read more…)

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72 injured as Hong Kong police clash with protesters

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Originally published by Nikkei Asian Review on June 12, 2019 HONG KONG — Protests in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China turned violent on Wednesday afternoon, with police firing rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray to disperse crowds that (read more…)

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Beijing, Hong Kong differ on Tiananmen anniversary

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Originally published by The Blade on June 5, 2019 BEIJING — Thirty years after Chinese soldiers killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators in Beijing and other cities, memories of the violence remain fraught, with China detaining activists, tightening censorship, and denouncing calls for a full accounting of the bloodshed. The (read more…)

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How China Is Wiping Memories Of Tiananmen Square Off The Internet

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Originally published by Associated Press on June 4, 2019 It was a Friday evening in May in the Nanxi district of Yippin, a Chinese city of around 4.5 million people, when Deng Chuanbin posted a picture of a bottle of wine on Twitter. The bottle’s label featured the word “ba (read more…)

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Tiananmen Anniversary Draws Silence in Beijing but Emotion in Hong Kong

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Originally published by The New York Times on June 4, 2019 BEIJING — Thirty years after Chinese soldiers killed hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators in Beijing and other cities, memories of the violence remain fraught, with China detaining activists, tightening censorship and denouncing calls for a full accounting of the (read more…)

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