Authorities in China’s Hubei Arrest Woman Who Organized Price Protest

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on April 24, 2020 Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have formally arrested a woman on public order charges after she organized local people to protest against price-gouging on essential goods during the coronavirus lockdown.Police in Hubei’s Yingcheng city formally arrested Zeng Chunzhi on suspicion of (read more…)

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Chinese leadership harasses activists & lawyers as face saving measure

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Originally published by The Economic Times on April 21, 2020 NEW DELHI: Chinese authorities have been allegedly harassing lawyers and activists who are speaking about coronavirus outbreak and its management.A “cynical and orchestrated” campaign by the Chinese authorities to stop the country’s 1.4 billion citizens from even discussing the COVID-19 (read more…)

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China’s disappeared: At least one is dead and the rest haven’t been heard from in months, so why isn’t the world asking what happened to the brave souls who dared to speak up about the coronavirus outbreak after Beijing lied to the world?

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Originally published Daily Mail on April 18, 2020 The fearsome knock on the door came after nightfall. Outside were two men in hazmat suits who told businessman Fang Bin they had come to take him into medical quarantine. But the textile trader, a gangly man in his early 40s, wasn’t (read more…)

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Chinese Lawyer Withdraws Appeal Against Disciplinary Sanction

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on April 10, 2020 A lawyer in the central Chinese province of Henan who was disciplined for writing on social media about the number of dead bodies being cremated in the central city of Wuhan has abandoned her appeal against the sanction.Liu Yingying became (read more…)

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THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS–Digital Surveillance and ‘Technological Totalitarianism’

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Originally published by Byline Times on April 7, 2020 Taking personal information from social media accounts, stepping up facial recognition and collecting biometric data without consent are just a few of the ways in which governments around the world are taking surveillance to a whole new level. Although, in some democratic (read more…)

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China cover-up: Chilling purge of hundreds who spoke out against Xi – terrifying report

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Originally published by Express on April 5, 2020 Beijing is cracking down on those who challenged the official propaganda that president Xi Jinping had handled the outbreak with transparency and expertise. Many people from Wuhan have expressed their anger at the central government’s negligence, especially after the death of the (read more…)

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China Cracking Down on Those Critical of COVID-19 Response

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Originally published by VOA on April 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – It was a familiar phone number, from secret police officer Sun.   “Where are you? Send me a GPS location,” said Sun, a member of the guobao, an arm of China’s domestic security force tasked with monitoring dissidents and keeping them in line, said.  Gao Fei, 32, a native of Huanggang, Hubei province, was a welder in Guangdong province. He got in trouble and met Sun (read more…)

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Grassroots Chinese Rights Defenders Honored on Anniversary of Activist’s Death

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Originally published by The Union Journal on March 13, 2020 Chinese lobbyists Wang Heying as well as Zhang Jianping have actually won a respected civils rights honor in memory of a civils rights advocate that passed away in authorities apprehension after being rejected accessibility to ample healthcare. The honor, which (read more…)

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The truth about coronavirus is scary. The global war on truth is even scarier

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Originally published by National Observer on March 13, 2020 The police came for Dr. Li Wenliang in the middle of the night on the first day of the year. Just days earlier, Li, a physician in Wuhan, China, had sent a message to his medical school alumni group on WeChat informing them (read more…)

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Chinese WeChat Users Are Sharing A Censored Post About COVID-19 By Filling It With Emojis And Writing It In Other Languages

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Originally published by BuzzFeed News on March 11, 2020 People on WeChat, the Chinese messaging app, are evading censors by translating a viral interview from a Wuhan, China, coronavirus whistleblower by rewriting it backward, filling it with typos and emojis, sharing it as a PDF, and even translating it into fictional languages like (read more…)

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The World Sees a Public Health Crisis. Beijing Sees a Political Threat

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Originally published by The Diplomat on March 9, 2020  Over the past month, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has marshalled the country’s public security apparatus to track down and detain known activists and ordinary citizens who have shared information about the coronavirus outbreak, provided on-the-ground updates from the epicenter, or (read more…)

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Is the Coronavirus Outbreak a Pivotal Moment for China?

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Originally published by Voice Of America on March 7, 2020 WASHINGTON – The death last month of China’s whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang, weeks after he warned of a new, unnamed coronavirus in an online chatroom, triggered an outpouring of calls for free speech in the world’s most populous authoritarian country. (read more…)

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