‘The last time I saw Granny Pu’: 85-year-old mother of Chinese dissident seized by police

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Originally published by The Guardian on December 20, 2018 For the last two years, Pu Wenqing, 85, has spent most of her time writing articles about her son, Huang Qi, a long-time dissident who has been in prison for more than two years awaiting trial. She posts updates about Huang, (read more…)

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China Bans Christmas Celebrations Amid Nationwide Crackdown on Churches

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on December 20, 2018 The ruling Chinese Communist Party has stepped up a nationwide crackdown on Christians, raiding and detaining pastors and members of churches in several locations as urban authorities warn against public Christmasdecorations and events.Authorities are undergoing “one of the largest crackdowns on underground Christian churches (read more…)

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Why the wives of China’s persecuted human-rights lawyers shaved their heads

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Originally published by Quartz on December 19, 2018 Among the most visible advocates of human rights in China are the wives of those languishing in prison. Four wives of human-rights lawyers shaved their heads this week to protest the government’s persecution of their husbands, who were arrested during a concerted crackdown against 300 activists (read more…)

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What China’s economic miracle left behind

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Originally published by Nikkei Asian Review on December 12, 2018 HONG KONG — In his 10,000-word essay decrying China’s increasing authoritarianism, Xu Zhangrun studiously avoided mentioning President Xi Jinping by name. But his readers — and China’s censors — did not need it spelled out for them. “After 40 years (read more…)

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Chinese Media: China Is ‘Blazing a Trail of Human Rights Development’ Unlike Any Country

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Originally published by Breitbart News on December 12, 2018 The Chinese government published a paper on Wednesday entitled “Progress in Human Rights Over the 40 Years of Reform and Opening Up in China.”  As the loaded title implies, the paper is extremely flattering to China’s marvelous achievements in human rights and evidently (read more…)

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9 Things You Should Know About the Muslim Re-Education Camps In China

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Originally published by Social News Daily on November 19, 2018 After denying the existence of internment camps in China for far too long, they’ve now not only admitted to their existence, but they are calling them “re-education camps.” These holding centers are specifically for Uyghur people, which are a predominantly Muslim group (read more…)

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Burning Crosses and Bibles: China’s Crackdown on Underground Churches

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Originally published by Albawaba News on November 14, 2018 Early in the morning of September 5, hundreds of police officers raided a church in Nanyang City in the Henan Province of China. After breaking in, they found the church’s cross and all of its bibles and hymns, piled them outside, (read more…)

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Chinese authorities can now recognise you by how you walk

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Originally published by Alphr on November 9, 2018 China has, for quite some time now, been implementing AI-powered means to keep track of its citizens. Now, though, it’s latest tracking tool has sparked up controversy as it’s capable of recognising an individual purely by how they walk. This gait-recognition technology is (read more…)

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Chinese cities roll out gait-recognition technology, alarming human rights campaigners

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Originally published by IT Pro on November 8, 2018 Surveillance technology claimed to recognise walkers from a silhouette with 94% accuracy Facial-recognition technology has been a feature of Chinese cities for some time, but authorities now have a new tool in their arsenal: gait-recognition. The technology – the work of (read more…)

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Canada, Western countries condemn China at UN for repression of Muslims

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Originally published by The Globe & Mail on November 6, 2018 Canada has publicly accused China of repressing Muslims amid a “deterioration of human rights.” China must “end prosecution and persecution on the basis of religion or belief,” Tamara Mawhinney, Canada’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, said on (read more…)

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Chinese surveillance grows stronger with technology that can recognise people from how they walk

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Originally published by The Telegraph on November 6, 2018 Chinese cities are rolling out a new “gait recognition” software that identifies people using their silhouettes and how they walk, even if their faces are obscured, in the latest tightening of the country’s security. Chinese cities are rolling out a new (read more…)

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Detained, Ailing Chinese Activist Faces Neglect, Death in Police Detention: Groups

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on November 5, 2018 A day before the United Nations conducts a review of China’s record on human rights, several groups on Monday called for the immediate and unconditional release of a veteran rights activist in its southwestern province of Sichuan. Citizen journalist and (read more…)

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