China accused of increasing repression of activists cooperating with UN

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Originally published by Outlook on November 1, 2018 Beijing, Nov 1 Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) on Thursday alleged that China’s government has become more aggressive in the last four years in reprisals against activists and organizations that cooperated with the UN in the country and abroad. The NGO in (read more…)

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Beijing signals tighter control over dissenting scholars

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Originally published by University World News on November 1, 2018 A change in the highest echelons of China’s top university in Beijing is being seen by academics as a new tightening of control over dissenting thought among scholars as well as stronger oversight by the Communist Party of top universities (read more…)

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UK confirms reports of Chinese mass internment camps for Uighur Muslims

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Originally published by The Guardian on October 31, 2018 British diplomats who visited Xinjiang have confirmed that reports of mass internment camps for Uighur Muslims were “broadly true”, the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has told parliament. Beijing faces mounting international criticism over its policies in Xinjiang, a far-western territory of China (read more…)

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China’s Ruling Communist Party Wages Ideological War on University Campuses

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 18, 2018 The administration of President Xi Jinping is stepping up a nationwide political campaign targeting higher education institutions in China, as a number of professors have lost their jobs over comments made online or in public, an overseas rights group said (read more…)

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China Tries Website Editor For Refusing to Comply With Delete Request

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 18, 2018 A website editor who failed to implement a delete notice from China’s internet police has stood trial at a court in the southwestern province of Sichuan on charges of “failing to perform internet security management duties.” Xu Hua pleaded not (read more…)

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Internment camps for Muslim Uighurs make their lives ‘colourful’, Chinese governor claims

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Originally published by The Telegraph on October 16, 2018 China’s detention camps are “training” centres that have made lives more “colourful” for Muslim minorities by saving them from extremist behaviour, a senior official said on Tuesday, in a robust defence of the policy amid growing international criticism. Shohrat Zakir, governor of Xinjiang, (read more…)

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China’s Middle East policy runs into problems

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Originally published by The Arab Weekly on October 14, 2018 China’s rise to the rank of major world power has mostly been on its own terms. That is true considering this rise from an economic standpoint but it has also been true in the country’s foreign policy. In recent years, (read more…)

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Beaten, terrified and disappeared: China cracks down on faulty vaccine outcry

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Originally published by The Guardian on October 12, 2018 There are fears for the safety of a woman campaigning about China’s defective vaccines, with activists saying she has been missing for more than 40 days. Authorities have been clamping down on families demanding redress over hundreds of thousands of doses issued (read more…)

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China rewrote a law to force Xinjiang Muslims into “psychological correction” camps

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Originally published by Quartz on October 10, 2018 Hundreds of thousands of Uyghur Muslims in China’s far west have been forced into propaganda camps for patriotic “re-education,” according to rights groups. Now the practice has the backing of local law, thanks to an Oct. 9 revision. According to the new Article (read more…)

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China’s Human Rights Abuses Against Uighurs in Xinjiang

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Originally published by Lawfare on October 9, 2018 During a 2013 trip to Kazakhstan, Xi Jinping announced the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI)—China’s ambitious plan to enhance its “friendship” with the rest of the world through expanded investments in infrastructure and trade. Xinjiang, a resource-rich autonomous region in Northwest China (read more…)

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DOLMA: Reconsider genocidal countries

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Originally published by Yale Daily News on September 25, 2018 As Yalies sipped cocktails in Beijing and snapped photos of the Great Wall this summer, the Uyghurs — a Muslim ethnic minority — faced genocidal policies within the same country. Uyghurs primarily live in the region of Xinjiang, an autonomous region (read more…)

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China Detains, ‘Disappears’ Parents of Faulty Vaccine Victims

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Originally published by RFA on September 20, 2018 Authorities in China are holding at least one vaccine campaigner and have ‘disappeared’ another following an attempted protest on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square earlier this month, RFA has learned. Dong Junhua, the parent of a child affected by substandard vaccines from Dancheng county in (read more…)

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