China Detains Five Prominent Democracy Activists in Guangzhou Crackdown

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on November 24, 2020 Five prominent democracy activists are being held by state security police in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on subversion charges, rights activists and lawyers told RFA. State security police in Guangdong’s provincial capital Guangzhou detained Fan  Yiping, Fan Wencheng, (read more…)

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Chinese Citizen Journalist Jailed for Reporting on Coronavirus Situation from Wuhan

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Originally published by Click Lancashire on November 20, 2020 Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, has been held in detention since she was arrested in May. She was accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble”, an accusation frequently used against critics and activists inside China, after reporting on social (read more…)

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Chinese journalist faces imprisonment of up to 5 years for reporting on COVID-19 outbreak

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Originally published by NewKerala.com on November 17, 2020 London , November 17: In another move by China to curb freedom of expression, a citizen journalist from China, who has been detained since May for reporting the COVID-19 outbreak from Wuhan, is facing a sentence of up to five years in (read more…)

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Coronavirus: Chinese citizen journalist faces jail for Wuhan reporting

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Originally published by BBC on November 17, 2020 A Chinese citizen journalist who covered Wuhan’s virus outbreak is facing up to five years in jail, according to newly released documents. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, has been held in detention since she was arrested in May. She is accused (read more…)

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Citizen journalist facing jail in China for Wuhan Covid reporting

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Originally published by The Guardian on November 16, 2020 A Chinese citizen journalist detained since May for reporting on the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan is facing up to five years in jail after being formally indicted on charges of spreading false information. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, was arrested (read more…)

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China Disappears Mother Protesting Faulty Chinese Vaccines

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Originally published by Breitbart on October 29, 2020 Chinese protester He Fangmei, whose daughter grew sick after receiving faulty vaccines, has been missing since her October 9 arrest for splashing ink on a government building in protest, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported this week. Human rights activists have expressed concerns (read more…)

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Hong Kong Police Charge Pro-Independence Activist Tony Chung With ‘Secession’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 29, 2020 Authorities in Hong Kong have charged 19-year-old pro-independence activist Tony Chung with “secession” under a draconian national security law that took effect in the city on July 1. “Chung has been officially charged on one count of ‘secession,’ one count (read more…)

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Fears Grow in China Over Safety of Disappeared, Pregnant Vaccine Campaigner

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 27 October, 2020 Rights activists in China and overseas say they are increasingly concerned about the safety of He Fangmei, who ‘disappeared’ earlier this month after campaigning for compensation after her daughter was made sick by a faulty vaccine administered in the central (read more…)

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Beijing Restricts Exports Related to National Security; China Joins COVAX

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Originally published by Lawfare on October 21, 2020 Beijing Restricts Exports Related to National Security On Oct. 17, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed a new law to control exports of sensitive goods, which will apply to all companies in China. The law is focused on “dual-use” goods—products that (read more…)

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Beijing elected to the Human Rights Council

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Originally published by AsiaNews.it on October 14, 2020 Humanitarian organizations had called for its exclusion. Chinese accused of repressing ethnic minorities and democratic activists. Beijing defeated Saudi Arabia for the seat. Now the United Nations body is 60% composed of countries that do not respect the minimum standards of a (read more…)

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Countries should reject China’s bid for UN Human Rights Council: NGO

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Originally published by Taiwan News on October 12, 2020 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups are calling on UN member states to block China’s attempt to run for one of the open seats on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) given the regime’s appalling human rights record. On Tuesday (read more…)

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Block China’s seat on human rights council over Uighurs, urges Lisa Nandy

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Originally published by The Guardian on October 10, 2020 The UN must be allowed to conduct an inquiry into possible crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, the shadow foreign secretary says Britain must oppose giving China a seat on the UN’s human rights body this week in protest at its abuse (read more…)

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