China would welcome UN Human Rights Council visit ‘because there is no genocide in Xinjiang’

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Originally published by SCMP on February 23, 2021 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has rejected claims of genocide or oppression in the far western region of Xinjiang and said China would welcome the UN human rights chief to visit the region. Wang’s statement comes as international pressure mounts over accusations (read more…)

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Terry Glavin: Do athletes really want Olympic medals that have been soaked in blood?

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Originally published by National Post on February 10, 2021 Now that a rising global movement to move the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing is finally starting to pick up steam in Canada, there’s a debate worth having about it, and some difficult questions to be raised. Can the International Olympic (read more…)

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Glavin: Canada can’t just shrug off the debate over the Beijing Winter Olympics

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Originally published by Ottawa Citizen on February 10, 2021 Now that a rising global movement to move the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing is finally starting to pick up steam in Canada, there’s a debate worth having about it, and some difficult questions to be raised. Can the International Olympic (read more…)

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Chinese publisher who spoke up for dissident academic is jailed for three years

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Originally published by The Guardian on February 10, 2021 A Chinese publisher who spoke out in support of a dissident academic has been jailed for three years in Beijing after she pleaded guilty to illegal business operations. Geng Xiaonan, 46, and her husband Qin Zhen, were arrested in September on (read more…)

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China strips licence from second lawyer for ‘Hong Kong 12’

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Originally published by Al Jazeera on February 3, 2021 A second Chinese lawyer who represented a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist has been stripped of his licence to practice, in a move that drew alarm from rights groups and condemnation from the United States. Ren Quanniu, who represented one of 12 (read more…)

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China Signals Further Clampdown on Citizen Journalism With License Scheme

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on February 2, 2021 China’s internet regulator has announced a crackdown on citizen journalism around the country, banning anyone from posting news-related information online without a license.The move was announced by Zhuang Rongwen, deputy director of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s central propaganda (read more…)

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WHO Team Unlikely to Meet With Critics of China’s Handling of Pandemic: Rights Group

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on February 1, 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) investigators probing the origins of the coronavirus in China are unlikely to be allowed to meet with critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s handling of the early stages of the pandemic, an overseas-based rights (read more…)

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Turkey forsaking Uighur Muslims for Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

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Originally published by Zee News on January 25, 2021 The COVID-19 vaccine production is still limited and for now, only a few countries have been able to access it. Given the severity of the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable that countries are eager to get their (read more…)

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Lawyer Turned Citizen Journalist in China Turns Up Again—in Jail

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Originally published by Mind Matter News on January 20, 2021 Lawyer-turned-citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, went missing on May 15 after documenting on Youtube, Twitter, and WeChat what she saw in Wuhan during the early days of the SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) pandemic. She has now been sentenced to four years in (read more…)

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China Jails Two Journalists Over Tweets, Comments to US Official

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on January 14, 2021 Authorities in China’s Guizhou and Jiangsu provinces have jailed two journalists and one family member after they were critical of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP).On Jan. 8, the Nanming District People’s Court in Guizhou’s provincial capital, Guiyang, jailed former (read more…)

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COVID-19 : Journalist who reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan sentenced

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Originally published by Explica.co on January 4, 2021 SHANGHAI – Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for “provoking altercations and seeking trouble” due to her reporting on the first coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China, Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily reported. That newspaper, (read more…)

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China: Umunyamakuru yatanze amakuru igihe coronavirus yaduka i Wuhan arapfunzwe

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Originally published by BBC on December 29, 2020 Umumenyeshamakuru w’Umushinwa yakoze amakuru igihe coronavirus yaduka mu gisagara ca Wuhan yaciriwe umunyororo w’imyaka ine. Zhang Zhan yagirijwe “guteza imigumuko n’uruhagarara”, ikintu abaharanira uburenganzira bwa muntu bakunze kwagirizwa muri ico gihugu. Uyu munyamakuru w’imyaka 37 yahoze ari umushingwamanza, yahagaritswe mu kwa gatanu, (read more…)

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