12 Hongkongers are now being subject to China’s murky criminal system – their compatriots should learn what’s at stake

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By Leo Lan When the 12 Hong Kong activists decided to cross the strait from Hong Kong to Taiwan, they may have understood the potential risks, including being caught by mainland Chinese, Hong Kong or Taiwan marine police, or a possible accident at sea. Yet, the 12 and their family (read more…)

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Win-win or lose-lose? Why countries should uphold universal values and not cede to China’s propaganda

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Originally published by Hong Kong Free Press on 6 Jul, 2020 By Leo Lan  As a citizen, imagine you are assured by a regime that you will be abundantly fed but you don’t have the right to choose your state leaders. Imagine also that you are detained after you attempt (read more…)

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Who Stands to Lose from China’s “Win-Win” Resolution?

Who Stands to Lose from China’s “Win-Win” Resolution?

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By Renee Xia | The world outside Geneva may have not noticed when a draft resolution initiated by China was passed at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on June 22. Too much is at stake to let this event slip off our radar screen.

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Twitter Becomes Chinese Government’s Double Weapon: Punishing Dissent and Propagating Disinformation

Twitter Becomes Chinese Government’s Double Weapon: Punishing Dissent and Propagating Disinformation

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By Frances Eve | Former journalist Zhang Jialong faces trial on May 13. He has been charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for sending fewer than 200 tweets. Meanwhile, the Chinese government freely uses Twitter for its propaganda and disinformation.

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Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

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By Frances Eve | The Chinese government has treated Huang Qi and Pu Wenqing with utter disregard for their human rights and human dignity. It should take a first step to right the wrong by granting this dying woman her wish and let her see her son.

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China’s reaction to the coronavirus outbreak violates human rights

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By Frances Eve | Originally published in The Guardian | The WHO is ignoring Chinese government suppression of human rights regarding the coronavirus outbreak, including severe restrictions on freedom of expression.

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Mesut Özil China row: western brands be warned, self-censorship won’t protect you

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By Frances Eve | Originally published in The Guardian | Mesut Özil should be applauded for speaking out for the plight of Uighurs in China and helping to raise awareness of one of the worst human rights atrocities of the modern era.

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#StandWithHongKong is Essentially a Crime in Mainland China

#StandWithHongKong is Essentially a Crime in Mainland China

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By Frances Eve | The government’s battle for Hong Kong is also being fought in mainland cities. China is working overtime to threaten and detain mainlanders from sharing and commenting on the protests in Hong Kong for fear of what it may spark back home.

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Why We Are Calling on the United Nations to Act Over the Tiananmen Massacre

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By Wang Dan and Frances Eve | Chinese government has refused to allow any independent investigation nor hold anyone accountable for the slaughter in 1989. This is why we have filed a complaint with the UN Human Rights Council.

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30-Year Censorship and No Accountability for Tiananmen: Here Lies the Hope

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By Renee Xia | As government repression claims more victims, these victims and their supporters­ will keep fighting back. Their struggle is keeping the spirit of Tiananmen alive.

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China’s Ethnic Cleansing Met with US Inaction under Global Magnitsky Law

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By Renee Xia & Frances Eve | The US Administration is squandering an opportunity to hold the Chinese government accountable for its atrocities in the Xinjiang region under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

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Cao Shunli died five years ago. She stood up to China on human rights, and so must we

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By Frances Eve | Originally published in The Guardian | Five years ago today, Chinese activist Cao Shunli died in a Beijing hospital surrounded by police. No state agent has been punished for her death.

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