Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing Chinese Hacking: Impact on Human Rights and Commercial Rule of Law

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The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is to be heartily commended for bringing muchneeded attention to the extremely important issue of today’s intensified, globalized harassment of human rights activists working to bring about the rule of law and human rights in China.

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Riot Police Raid Chinese Dissident’s Legal Team

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Riot police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Tuesday raided the hotel rooms of four rights lawyers who arrived to defend a dissident writer and escorted them back to the provincial capital.

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Unjustly Treated Officer Quits the Chinese Communist Party

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Forty-five-year-old officer Shi Zongwei from central China’s Henan Province publicly announced his withdrawal from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in response to being removed from his post on June 17. His dismissal was reportedly in part because of his participation in local dinner parties for bloggers, a new form of (read more…)

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Chinese Film Projectionists, Once Propaganda Stalwarts, Say They’re Through With Party

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After a buildup of frustration at a lack of pensions and dissatisfying petition results, an unknown number of film projectionists, who worked for decades to assist in the screening of pro-Party propaganda films, have said they plan to renounce their membership in the Chinese Communist Party. Over 8,000 film projectionists, (read more…)

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Authorities block Tiananmen commemorations

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Chinese police have blocked access to a cemetery for people killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests on the 24th anniversary of the deaths. More than a dozen security officials were stationed outside the stone gate at the Wanan graveyard in western Beijing, which victims’ families visit each year.

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China marks Tiananmen anniversary

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A candlelight vigil is being held in Hong Kong on the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre as Chinese police blocked a cemetery for the victims.

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Licenses Delayed for China’s Rights Lawyers

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liangxiaojun-305.jpg Dozens of China’s top human rights lawyers are facing unexplained delays in getting their business licenses renewed, in what is possibly the biggest clampdown on the country’s embattled legal profession to date, lawyers and rights groups said this week.

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China blocks Tiananmen anniversary remembrance

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Chinese police blocked the gate of a cemetery housing victims of the Tiananmen crackdown on its 24th anniversary on Tuesday, part of a sweeping annual effort to bar commemorations of the event. Authorities launch a major push every June 4 to prevent discussion of the violently crushed 1989 pro-democracy protests, (read more…)

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China Still Facing Memories of Tiananmen, Calls for Reform

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BEIJING — More than two decades later, China’s Communist Party is still facing calls for a full accounting of its bloody 1989 crackdown on protests in Tiananmen Square. And while the party shows no signs of changing its stance on the protests, the calls for more political openness and public (read more…)

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Chinese Victims’ Group Cites ‘Despair’ Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Chinese society is slipping into “general despair” and mistrust of the ruling Communist Party, according to an activist group representing the victims of those killed or maimed in the 1989 military suppression of a student-led pro-democracy movement on Tiananmen Square, 24 years ago next week. In an open letter to (read more…)

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Parole Refusal Sparks Fears For Jailed Chinese Dissident’s Health

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Ailing democracy activist Zhu Yufu has been subjected to abusive treatment at his jail in the eastern province of Zhejiang following an international campaign for his release, relatives and rights groups say. Prison authorities have handed out “punitive abuses” to Zhu, 60, after his relatives traveled to the United States (read more…)

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Daughter of a Detained Chinese Rights Activist Speaks

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Liao Minyue last saw her mother, the rights activist Liu Ping, in mid-April, when she returned home from college to help after Ms. Liu had an operation to remove gallstones. Now the third-year student at Anhui University of Finance and Economics says she hopes most of all that her mother (read more…)

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