Families of foreign prisoners in China worry about their health, safety amid Shanghai’s devastating COVID-19 lockdown 

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Originally published by The Globe and Mail on April 28, 2022 As coronavirus cases spiked in Shanghai and the Chinese financial centre went into lockdown this month, sparking food shortages and chaos at hospitals across the city, Harrison Li worried for his father. Kai Li has been locked up Shanghai’s (read more…)

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The crackdown on trade unions in Hong Kong: what response from responsible investors?

The crackdown on trade unions in Hong Kong: what response from responsible investors?

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As the Hong Kong government punishes trade unions and cracks down on civil society, the business community must reassess risk levels in Hong Kong.

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China activists call for reboot of State Dept. annual human rights report

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By Phelim Kine Originally published by POLITICO on Apr 13, 2022 Members of the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement protest China’s treatment of Uyghurs, during a protest near the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, in Washington. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo The China section of the State Department’s latest human (read more…)

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Human rights and Beijing Summit: the EU must not remain silent on Chinese crimes

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Originally published by AsiaNews on 22 March, 2022 The Ukrainian crisis must not divert attention from the atrocities committed by the Chinese regime, say the signatories of an appeal to Europe. Abuses against Uyghurs, Tibetans, the Hong Kong democracy movement and dissidents in China are in focus. The EU must demand the (read more…)

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UN rights chief to visit China’s Xinjiang

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By Stephanie Nebehay Originally published by 7NEWS on 10 March, 2022 After years of negotiations about a visit, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet plans to travel to China in May. United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says she has reached an agreement with China for a visit, (read more…)

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U.N. rights boss to visit China in May, including Xinjiang, but activists demand report

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By Stephanie Nebehay Originally published by Reuters on 8 March, 2022 GENEVA, March 8 (Reuters) – U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday that she has reached an agreement with China for a visit, “foreseen” in May, and that she had raised with Beijing the arrests of activists to (read more…)

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Chinese government adviser calls for law to ban ‘fake news’

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By Rhoda Kwan in Taipei Originally published by The Guardian on 8 March, 2022 Jia Qingguo claims the proliferation of misinformation online has fuelled tensions between China and foreign countries An adviser to the Chinese government has called for new laws to ban “fabricating and disseminating fake information online”, blaming the (read more…)

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Veteran rights attorney incommunicado after release from Nanjing Prison

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By Gao FengTranslated and edited by Luisetta Mudie. Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 4 March, 2022 There are fears that Yu Wensheng may not regain his freedom, but remain subject to police restrictions. Chinese rights lawyer Yu Wensheng is incommunicado after his release from prison, while veteran rights attorney (read more…)

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As the Olympics heat up, China clamps down on dissent

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By Simone McCarthy, Selina Wang and Sandi Sidhu, CNN Originally published by CNN on 11 February, 2022 Beijing (CNN) – As Winter Olympians vie for gold in Beijing, global attention has turned to events in the extensive Olympic “bubble” — a zone sealing off visiting athletes, media and participants from (read more…)

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China has used draconian surveillance laws to suppress dissent: Report

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Originally published by nord on 8 February, 2022 Peking February 8 (ANI): China has used draconian surveillance laws to suppress dissent against the country’s communist leadership. Tens of thousands appeared to have been detained in China, under “a systematic and secret detention policy”, which allows authorities to keep anyone in jail (read more…)

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The 2022 Olympics Opening Ceremony revealed this truth: China has a lot to hide

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By Dan Wetzel Originally published by yahoo! news on 5 February, 2022 A day after the International Olympic Committee tried to claim these Games should be free of politics, the Chinese Communist Party staged an Opening Ceremony draped in dual-track political messaging for audiences both inside China and out that was (read more…)

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As Peng Shuai, human rights issues hang over Olympics, IOC echoes China’s party line

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By Dan Wetzel Originally published by yahoo! news on 4 February, 2022 The International Olympic Committee held a news conference Thursday in Beijing for its president, Thomas Bach. He also could have doubled as Chinese Communist Party spokesman. Bach is a smart guy. A 68-year old German lawyer who speaks (read more…)

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