Artist Arrested in China on Charges of Supporting Hong Kong Protests Online

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Originally published by Hyperallergic Media on January 2, 2020  PEN America demands the immediate release of Chinese artist Yang Licai, who has been detained by authorities in China for his alleged online support of the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests. Yang was arrested in the city of Shenzhen in southeastern China on December (read more…)

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China Detains Eight Activists, Questions More After Dec. 13 Meeting in Xiamen

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on January 2, 2020  Chinese police have launched a nationwide operation detaining at least eight people and questioning others, following a Dec. 13 meeting of liberal-minded activists and lawyers in the southeastern province of Fujian. Authorities in the eastern province of Shandong set up a (read more…)

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China arrests pro-democracy activists in year-end crackdown

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Originally published by Deutsche Welle on January 2, 2020 More than a dozen Chinese lawyers and activists are reportedly missing or were detained by authorities in the final days of 2019 as part of the Chinese government’s year-end crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners. Human rights groups said Thursday the latest crackdown was (read more…)

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China detains activists in year-end crackdown

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Originally published by AFP on January 2, 2020 BEIJING – Over a dozen Chinese lawyers and activists were detained or went missing in the final days of 2019 in a crackdown on participants of a private democracy gathering, rights groups said Thursday. The Chinese government has severely reduced the space for civil (read more…)

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China is arresting people for coronavirus fake news

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Originally published by Abacus News on February 02,2020 While trawling through WeChat looking for ways to protect myself against the deadly new coronavirus plaguing China, I received a piece of advice: Drink vinegar. And that’s not all. It seems the social network is full of ways to stay protected, like (read more…)

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China arrests pro-democracy activists in year-end crackdown

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Originally published by DW on January 02,2020 The latest crackdown against over a dozen lawyers and activists was reportedly linked to a gathering in the city of Xiamen, where participants discussed China’s democratic transition. Rights groups slammed the arrests. More than a dozen Chinese lawyers and activists are reportedly missing or (read more…)

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Chinese state media rebuts NYT article on Xinjiang

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Originally published by The Straits Times on December 31, 2019 Chinese state media outlets have come out in full-throated condemnation of the latest foreign reporting on detentions in Xinjiang, as Beijing tries to wrest control of the media narrative on its policy to build re-education camps, which it calls vocational training (read more…)

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Protests over arbitrary detentions as China hosts global lawyers forum

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Originally published by The Guardian on December 10, 2019  As China hosts hundreds of lawyers from around the world, dozens of prominent Chinese rights lawyers remain detained, according to rights advocates who have criticised the event as “a mockery”. On Tuesday China held the second day of the global lawyers forum, coinciding with (read more…)

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LAHIRI: International answer to China is pertinent

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Originally published by The Daily Targum on December 9, 2019  For much of the last decade, the Uighur people of Xinjiang have been subject to discriminatory surveillance, oppression, internment and many other forms of state-sponsored abuse at the hands of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Xinjiang party leader Chen Quanguo.  In (read more…)

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Detained Independent Chinese Journalist Moved to Unknown Location

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on November 27, 2019 Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have moved an independent journalist detained after covering the Hong Kong protest movement to an unknown location, RFA has learned.“After detaining #MeToo movement leader Sophia Huang Xueqin on 10/17,the Chinese gov’t transferred her to “residential (read more…)

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China Cables: Worker gets 10 years for encouraging prayer and discouraging porn

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Originally published by The Irish Times on November 24, 2019 A road construction worker from Xinjiang who urged his colleagues to pray before meals and not to watch pornography was sent to jail for 10 years. Details of the case are contained in the leaked China Cables. The sentencing document for the 50-year old Uighur (read more…)

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Rights Groups Call For Release of Chinese Journalist Who Reported From Hong Kong

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on October 29, 2019  Rights groups have called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party torelease an independent journalist held on public order charges after she covered the Hong Kong protest movement.Huang Xueqin, also known as Sophia Huang, was detained on Oct. 17 bypolice in Guangdong’s provincial (read more…)

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