US Rights group casts suspicion over Chinese media reports claiming tennis player Peng Shuai is ‘safe’

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Originally published by ANI on 19 November, 2021 A US-based rights group has cast suspicion over Chinese media reports which claim that Chinese star Peng Shuai is ‘safe’. Peng has been incommunicado since she accused a former ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader of pressuring her into a sexual relationship, Radio (read more…)

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WTA’s Simon reiterates willingness to remove events from China

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Originally published by SBJ on 19 November, 2021 WTA CEO Steve Simon reiterated the tour is “definitely willing to pull our business” in China as the world seeks answers in the disappearance of tennis player Peng Shuai, and “deal with all the complications that come with it.” Appearing on CNN’s “Erin (read more…)

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Email raises concerns about fate of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai

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By NEWS WIRES Originally published by France 24 on 18 November, 2021 The boss of women’s tennis has cast doubt on an email posted on China’s media purportedly from tennis star Peng Shuai, saying it “only raises my concerns as to her safety.” Steve Simon, chairman of the WTA, said in (read more…)

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Email fuels doubts over fate of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

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By FRANCESCA REGALADO Originally published by Nikkei Asia on 18 November, 2021 TOKYO — The head of the global governing body for women’s tennis has raised fresh concerns about the well-being of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, after state media posted an email allegedly from the former Wimbledon doubles champion (read more…)

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#MeToo: Tennis chief has ‘hard time believing’ alleged email from China’s Peng Shuai, ‘only raises’ safety concerns

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Originally published by HONG KONG FREE PRESS on 18 November, 2021 Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, alleged on the Twitter-like Weibo earlier this month that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had “forced” her into sex during a long-term on-off relationship. The boss of women’s tennis has cast doubt on (read more…)

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Rights group casts doubt on Chinese state media claim that Peng Shuai isn’t ‘missing’

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By Han Qing and Fong Tak Ho Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 18 November, 2021 The head of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) says he has tried repeatedly and failed to reach Peng. Recent assurances from Chinese state media that tennis star (read more…)

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Activists denounce China’s secret residential surveillance system

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Originally published by Aljazeera on 28 December, 2021  On September 24, Chinese authorities released Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after detaining them for more than 1,000 days. The pair were not held in an ordinary prison but were instead placed in “Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location” (RSDL), conditions that have (read more…)

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China: COVID citizen journalist ‘close to death’ in jail

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Originally published by AFP on 5 November, 2021 Zhang Zhan traveled to Wuhan in February last year to report on the chaos at the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak. She is on hunger strike after receiving a 4-year jail sentence for “provoking trouble.” Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who (read more…)

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US retailers stop selling security cameras made by some Chinese companies

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Originally published by Engadget on 26 October, 2021 Home Depot and Best Buy have pulled the products of Chinese tech surveillance makers linked to human rights abuses from their shelves, according to TechCrunch. Both US retail giants have stopped selling products from Lorex and Ezviz, while Lowe’s no longer carries (read more…)

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‘I Have to Keep Going For my Son’: Jailed Activist’s Mother

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Originally published by RFA on 23 September, 2021 Chinese writer Gu Xiao fully expects her son, the veteran pro-democracy activist Guo Quan, who recently stood trial for “subversion,” to go to prison, but told RFA in a recent interview that she enjoyed watching him defend himself in court.A former ruling (read more…)

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China’s Crackdown On Human Rights Continue, Two Activists Goes Missing In Guangzhou

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Originally published by Northeast Today on 22 September, 2021 In another case of repression of freedom of expression in China a journalist and an activist have gone missing for two days from the southern provincial capital of Guangzhou. Their colleagues and friends are apprehensive that they have been detained by (read more…)

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Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Tortured Again After Complaining About Torture

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 21 September, 2021 Detained Chinese rights lawyer Chang Weiping, who is currently under investigation for “subversion of state power” after he attended a December 2019 gathering of dissidents in the southeastern city of Xiamen, has been tortured again, an overseas rights group said.Chang, who is (read more…)

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