Kidnapped Chinese Christian lawyer details persecution

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Originally published by Baptist Press on October 20, 2017 BEIJING (BP) — A kidnapped Chinese Christian attorney held in Beijing chronicles China’s religious persecution in a book smuggled from the country and published in the U.S., even as Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to control religion there. Renowned attorney Gao Zhisheng’s (read more…)

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UN tells China to release human rights activists and pay them compensation

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Originally published by The Guardian on October 20, 2017 The United Nations has demanded that China should immediately release prominent human rights activists from detention and pay them compensation, according to an unreleased document obtained by the Guardian. The report, which has not been made public, from the UN’s human rights council says (read more…)

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Only Tyrants Can Give A 3.5 Hour Speech

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Originally published by Herald Sun on October 19, 2017 It is a sure sign of a tyrant, showing no concern for his audience and confident that none will dare walk out or tell him to stop: “Xi Jinping  … [tested] his comrades’ eyelids – and their bladders – with a three-and-a-half hour, (read more…)

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Chinese Police Detain, ‘Disappear’ Dozens of Rights Activists, Petitioners

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 19, 2017 Police are holding at least 14 rights activists on public order charges as the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s five-yearly congress began this week, rights activists said. The overseas-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) network, which compiles reports from rights groups inside China, said most (read more…)

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Beijing se blinda para el Congreso Comunista en medio de denuncias de detenciones de activistas

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Originally published by France 24 on October 18, 2017 Las calles de Beijing están listas para recibir a los 2.287 delegados del Partido Comunista para su XIX Congreso, la mayor reunión política china, en la que se espera que el presidente Xi Jinping logre un segundo mandato al frente del partido. (read more…)

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China national congress: Xi Jinping signals spread of state control over all aspects of people’s lives

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Originally published by Independent on October 18, 2017 China’s President Xi Jinping set out his Communist Party’s far-reaching agenda on Wednesday, using his opening speech at a twice-a-decade leadership meeting to set out a vision of total control – with the party guiding not only the economy and the internet but (read more…)

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CHRD denuncia detenciones de activistas en China antes del congreso comunista

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Originally published by eldiario.es on October 17, 2017 La organización Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) denunció hoy la detención de 14 activistas y críticos con el Gobierno chino en las semanas previas a la celebración del XIX Congreso del Partido Comunista, que comienza mañana en Pekín en medio de un gran despliegue (read more…)

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Prohibido vender cuchillos, censura en internet y “desapariciones” de disidentes: China extrema los controles para inaugurar el segundo mandato del presidente Xi Jinping

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Originally published by BBC Mundo on October 17, 2017 Ni cuchillos, ni globos, ni voces incómodas. Pekín extrema los controles para la reunión más importante que celebra el Partido Comunista chino en cinco años: el congreso en el que el secretario general de la formación y presidente del país, Xi Jinping, renueva (read more…)

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China Tightens Control as Top Leader Consolidates Power at Party Congress

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Originally published by Voice Of America on October 17, 2017 BEIJING — China’s Communist Party is set to host a high-level meeting in Beijing that will usher in a much-anticipated reshuffle of the ruling party’s top leadership. Strict security measures have been put in place, along with sweeping online censorship controls to (read more…)

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Ni el anonimato puede esquivar la “Gran Cibermuralla” china

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Originally published by La Vanguardia on September 30, 2017 Jèssica Martorell Pekín, 30 sep (EFE).- Cada vez resulta más difícil opinar libremente en China, donde la censura gubernamental sigue endureciéndose para eliminar cualquier grieta que permita ser crítico con el régimen. Lo último, la prohibición del anonimato en internet para (read more…)

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Congreso comunista chino llega en medio de la mayor represión desde Tiananmen

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Originally published by La Vanguardia on October 13, 2017 Jèssica Martorell Pekín, 13 oct (EFE).- China afronta la renovación de la cúpula de su régimen comunista con la “peor” situación de los derechos humanos desde la matanza de Tiananmen en 1989 como telón de fondo y bajo el temor de (read more…)

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Chinese Activist In Government Custody Is In Failing Health

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Originally published by NPR on October 12, 2017 Human rights activist Huang Qi has been in Chinese government custody for nearly a year and is in failing health. The Chinese dissident was critical of the government after the Sichuan earthquake. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Now an update on a Chinese human (read more…)

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