Why is 90-year-old Cardinal Zen standing trial in Hong Kong?

Why is 90-year-old Cardinal Zen standing trial in Hong Kong?

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The retired leader of the territory’s Catholic Church – and staunch critic of Beijing – is accused of failing to register a support fund.

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Q&A: Pope, Chinese leader Xi to cross paths in Kazakhstan

Q&A: Pope, Chinese leader Xi to cross paths in Kazakhstan

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first trip overseas since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will overlap with a visit by Pope Francis to Kazakhstan, although the Vatican says there are no plans for them to meet.

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“最黑暗时刻” 中国两维权律师传狱中受虐

“最黑暗时刻” 中国两维权律师传狱中受虐

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近期,中国维权律师李昱函与唐吉田纷纷传出在狱中健康恶化的消息。两人家属呼吁外界关注的同时,专家再指这些案件显示北京投入大量资源打压异议人士,“现在就是最黑暗的时刻”

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‘Hard to refute’: the UN report on China’s abuses in Xinjiang 

‘Hard to refute’: the UN report on China’s abuses in Xinjiang 

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The finding of the UN’s top human rights body that Chinese repression of the Uyghur population in Xinjiang could constitute “crimes against humanity” is a landmark in international scrutiny of Beijing’s conduct in the north-western region.

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UN Report Accuses China of ‘Serious’ Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

UN Report Accuses China of ‘Serious’ Rights Abuses in Xinjiang

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China committed “serious human rights abuses” — and potentially crimes against humanity — in Xinjiang, a top UN official said, bolstering international efforts to pressure Beijing to change its policies toward the region’s Muslim minority. 

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Rights groups call for inquiries into Uyghur abuses in China after damning UN report

Rights groups call for inquiries into Uyghur abuses in China after damning UN report

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Governments urged to launch formal investigations after UN findings on treatment of Muslims in Xinjiang

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The (long) wait continues for the UN’s human rights report on Xinjiang

The (long) wait continues for the UN’s human rights report on Xinjiang

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Over a year ago the United Nations Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet promised a report on the treatment of China’s Uyghur minority. As she is about to leave office, human rights groups are still waiting.

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China enforces lockdowns as COVID cases spiral in Xinjiang and Tibet

China enforces lockdowns as COVID cases spiral in Xinjiang and Tibet

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A sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Xinjiang led China’s government to send a delegation throughout the far-western region to implement controversial zero-COVID policies, further isolating residents there.

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What’s going on in Hong Kong’s courts?

What’s going on in Hong Kong’s courts?

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Thousands of Hong Kong people – from common citizens to some of the territory’s most well-known names – have been arrested over the 2019 protests.

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<strong>Tortured dissident Xu Zhiyong stands trial in China’s Shandong for ‘subversion’</strong>

Tortured dissident Xu Zhiyong stands trial in China’s Shandong for ‘subversion’

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By Fong Tak Ho for RFA Cantonese and by Kai Di for RFA Mandarin Originally published by RFA on June 22, 2022 The trial comes amid allegations that Xu and rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi were tortured while in detention. A file photo of Chinese dissident Xu Zhiyong, who has reported being tortured (read more…)

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Now China wants to censor online comments

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By Zeyi Yang Originally published by MIT Technology Review on June 18, 2022 A draft update of rules would dramatically increase the power of China’s censorship machine, but platforms will pay the price. China is fine-tuning its censorship machine, this time proposing changes in how to regulate the billions of online comments (read more…)

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Charges against citizens’ movement leader Xu Zhiyong ‘trumped up’: lawyers

Charges against citizens’ movement leader Xu Zhiyong ‘trumped up’: lawyers

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By Hsia Hsiao-hwa for RFA MandarinOriginally published by RFA on June 17, 2022 Xu will stand trial for ‘subversion’ at the Linshu County People’s Court on June 22. Detained human rights defenders Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi, who are set to go on trial this month, an undated photo. Detained democracy activist Xu (read more…)

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