Academic dissent emerges over coronavirus outbreak

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Originally published by University World News on February 06,2020 By Mimi Leung and Yojana Sharma  A well-known academic in China has this week criticised the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting that it has caused widespread dissatisfaction in the country.The emergence of criticism by academics, medical personnel, and netizens silenced by the authorities for ‘spreading rumours’ (read more…)

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He filmed corpses of coronavirus victims in China. Then the police broke into his home

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Originally published by Los Angeles Times on February 3, 2020 BEIJING —  Masked men in hazmat suits came in the night and knocked on Fang Bin’s door in Wuhan, China, demanding to put him in quarantine.  “You went to such a dangerous place, couldn’t you have been infected?” one of them asked. (read more…)

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More surveillance, tighter controls: China’s coronavirus crackdown

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Originally published by The Guardian on February 03,2020 By Lily Kuo A man stands next to a cart in a snow-covered field in Inner Mongolia, trying to carve a path. A drone hovers in the distance and a voice calls out: “Uncle, why are you still going out without a face mask? Don’t laugh. Hurry (read more…)

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Op-Ed: China’s media censorship is making the coronavirus outbreak even more lethal

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Originally published by Los Angeles Times on February 03,2020 By Sarah Cook As reports of new coronavirus infections soar, it’s becoming clear that Chinese government leaders have been putting their political interests ahead of public health. This is not a surprise but a long-established pattern. In recent days, medical experts have found evidence that the origin (read more…)

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Coronavirus: How China’s increasing global power could be influencing global virus response

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Originally published by The Telegraph on January 26, 2020  China’s status as a major superpower clearly places it outside the “normal actions” of the World Health Organization, experts have warned, as the country’s coronavirus outbreak continues to spread. The novel virus has been detected in nearly every province in China and in at (read more…)

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Is China lying? Experts question why authorities suddenly kicked into action weeks after first coronavirus case was reported amid claims the regime has used its superpower status to stop UN declaring an international emergency

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Originally published by Daily Mail on January 25, 2020  Experts are questioning why Chinese authorities have suddenly leaped into action, weeks after the first coronavirus case was reported.  Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch (HRW) has been left concerned about China’s transparency in light of the quarantine of victims (read more…)

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Police in China’s Guangdong Release Journalist Turned #MeToo Activist on ‘Bail’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on January 17, 2020 Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have release women’s rights activist and independent journalist Sophia Huang, also known as Huang Xueqin, on “bail,” ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations at the end of the month, rights groups said. (read more…)

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China Continues Nationwide Crackdown on Rights Lawyers, Activists

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on January 15, 2020 China is continuing a nationwide crackdown on rights activists, detaining lawyer Chang Weiping at an unknown location, while pressing “terrorism” charges against Zhang Baocheng, activists told RFA. Chang was detained by police in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi and placed (read more…)

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‘Ink girl’ who defaced Xi Jinping poster released from Chinese psychiatric facility

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Originally published by HKFP Media on January 7, 2020 An activist who filmed herself splashing ink on a poster of Chinese leader Xi Jinping has been released from a psychiatric facility more than a year after she was admitted, according to NGO Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) . On July 4, 2018, (read more…)

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China detains more than 12 lawyers and activists in end of year crackdown – rights groups

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Originally published by HKFP on January 3, 2020 By Jing Xuan Teng Over a dozen Chinese lawyers and activists were detained or went missing in the final days of 2019 in a crackdown on participants of a private democracy gathering, rights groups said on Thursday. The Chinese government has severely reduced (read more…)

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Lawyers and Activists Detained in Year End Roundup

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Originally published by China Digital Times on January 03,2020 Following Beijing’s tradition of sentencing high-profile activists, rights lawyers, and dissidents during the week between Christmas and the New Year in an effort to minimize international media attention, more than 12 lawyers and activists were detained, arrested, or otherwise went missing in a crackdown. Several of those detained were (read more…)

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Organização não-governamental denuncia detenções de advogados e ativistas na China

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Originally published by Expresso on January 2, 2020 A Chinese Human Rights Defenders indicou que, entre os detidos, conta-se o advogado Ding Jiaxi, um dos mais proeminentes membros do chamado Movimento dos Novos Cidadãos, um grupo cívico conhecido pela campanha de combate à corrupção Uma organização não-governamental (ONG) denunciou esta quinta-feira (read more…)

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