‘Wave of persecution’ ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

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Originally published by Sunday Independent on June 2, 2019  China has reportedly detained or threatened dozens of people as part of a “wave of persecution” targeting those seeking to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tuesday will be the 30th anniversary of the infamous crackdown, which saw the (read more…)

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Fears for future of Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum as activists face crackdown ahead of anniversary

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Originally published by The Telegraph on June 1, 2019  Tucked away on the tenth floor of a Hong Kong commercial building sits the world’s only museum commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, the peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations shut down after Chinese soldiers opened fire on thousands. The 100-square-metre room is a (read more…)

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Tiananmen Square: Dozens of activists detained or threatened in ‘wave of persecution’ ahead of 30th anniversary

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Originally published by The Independent on May 31, 2019  China has reportedly detained or threatened dozens of people as part of a “wave of persecution” targeting those seeking to commemorate the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tuesday will be the 30th anniversary of the infamous crackdown, which saw the Chinese army (read more…)

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Tiananmen Square protests: crackdown intensifies as 30th anniversary nears

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on May 30, 2019 Chinese authorities have detained dozens of people as part of a ramped-up annual crackdown ahead of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Tuesday will mark 30 years since the bloody event, which saw Chinese authorities brutally shut down long running student (read more…)

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Interrogators in China’s Anhui Deprive Activist of Food, Sleep, Toilet Access

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on May 30, 2019 Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui have deprived aprominent dissident of sleep, toilet access and food following his detention ahead of a politically sensitive massacre anniversary.Former Anhui state prosecutor Shen Liangqing disappeared on May 15, less than a month before the (read more…)

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China detains activists, mutes livestreams ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

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Originally published by AFP on May 31, 2019 Chinese authorities have detained several activists ahead of the politically explosive 30th anniversary of the June 4 crackdown of Tiananmen protests, rights groups said Thursday. Discussions of the 1989 pro-democracy protests and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities have rounded (read more…)

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Saudi-China relations and beyond

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Originally published by Daily Sabah on May 30, 2019 Saudi Arabia has chosen to ignore the persecution of the Uighurs and opted for appeasing China to maintain strong economic ties rather than standing together with the Muslim world Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent trip to China has caused (read more…)

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RSF Urges China To Release Journalist Reporting On Political Prisoners

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Originally published by RSF News on May 25, 2019 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the release of Ma Xiao, a Chinese citizen-journalist who published a series of political prisoners’ interviews and has been detained for a month.  Beijing-based citizen-journalist Xie Qiang, known under the pen name of Ma Xiao, (read more…)

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Chinese Authorities Have Detained an Activist Filmmaker for Posting a Picture Referencing the Tiananmen Square Massacre

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Originally published by Artnet news on May 22, 2019 Chinese authorities have detained Deng Chuanbin, an independent filmmaker and activist also known as Huang Huang, for tweeting a photo alluding to the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989.  Early on the morning of May 17, just hours after posting the photo, authorities arrived (read more…)

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The U.S. Empire Wants Us to Hate and Fear China’s Government

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Originally published by The Ghion Journal on May 15, 2019 Americans are being manipulated by a campaign to make us consent to what’s effectively a paradigm of constant war with China. It’s not a clearcut case of preparing the public for a direct military invasion against the targeted country, as (read more…)

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Tiananmen Square: China steps up curbs on activists for 30th anniversary

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Originally published by The Guardian on May 9, 2019  Every year in late May, Hu Jia is taken on a mandatory holiday to Qinhuangdao, a port city almost 200 miles from his home in Beijing. He is accompanied by police on walks in the park or by the sea and (read more…)

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Chinese Writer, Rights Activist Incommunicado, Believed Detained

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on May 6, 2019 Chinese writer and rights activist Xie Qiang, who signed a 2008 charter calling for sweeping political reform, is incommunicado, believed detained, after receiving an unexpected phone call from police, his friends said. Xie, who is better known by his pen-name (read more…)

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