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December 11th, 2017

CHINA China Expands Recall of Passports to Uyghurs Outside of Xinjiang RFA Authorities in China have expanded a recall of passports from Uyghurs residing within the northwest region of Xinjiang to include members of the ethnic groups throughout the country, according to sources. Since October 2016, the Public Security Bureau (PSB) in Xinjiang has issued […]

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December 8th, 2017

CAMBODIA Cambodia Calls On US To Reconsider Visa Restrictions, Despite Ongoing Crackdown RFA Cambodia’s government on Thursday urged the U.S. to reconsider visa restrictions announced in response to an ongoing crackdown against the political opposition and freedom of expression, but maintained that the move would not influence the internal affairs of the nation. On Wednesday, […]

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December 7th, 2017

BELARUS Belarusian Centenarian Recounts Repression Under Stalin Tony Wesolowsky, RFE/RL A year after her father was found shot dead along with his two brothers, the Soviet authorities came for Yauheniya Arlouskaya. Arlouskaya was charged with espionage, a charge — and word — she didn’t understand as a 21-year-old living in Soviet Belarus in 1938. She […]

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December 6th, 2017

CHINA Human Rights Lawyers in China Defend Hundreds of Falun Gong Practitioners This Year Frank Fang, Epoch Times China’s human rights lawyers, despite suppression, are continuing to take on the toughest cases, defending Falun Gong practitioners. According to the latest statistics from Minghui.org, a U.S.-based website that tracks the persecution of Falun Gong in China, […]

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December 5th, 2017

AUSTRALIA Communist Party-linked group holds event at Hobart’s Parliament House, Tasmanian politicians attend Rhiana Whitson, ABC News (Australia) A Chinese Communist Party-linked group’s event held at Tasmania’s Parliament House was designed to influence politicians to support Beijing’s push for “unification” with the independent Taiwan, according to an expert on Chinese studies. The Reception Room at […]

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December 4th, 2017

CHINA China’s Confucius Peace Prize Courts Yet More Controversy Nikkei Asian Review Since its inception in 2010, the Confucius Peace Prize has never been far from controversy. This year, it would appear, will be no different for the supposed Chinese alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize. Having been awarded to a succession of authoritarian political […]

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December 1st, 2017

CHINA Jack Ma Has Some Thoughts On China’s “Clean” Communism And The US’s Divided Politics Josh Horwitz, Quartz Media Jack Ma is one of China’s most outspoken entrepreneurs. Yesterday, at a conference in Zhejiang province, he turned his attention to politics (link in Chinese). And amid illustrious praise for the Communist Party, he took a […]

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November 30th, 2017

CAMBODIA Cambodia’s Hun Sen Warns CNRP Members Fleeing the Country They Will Be “Sent Back” RFA Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is warning opposition party members fleeing the country that they will soon be “sent back” from neighboring Thailand, where many have gone into hiding to escape persecution. In a speech addressing thousands of garment […]

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November 29th, 2017

CHINA Beijing Warns Taipei Against Hyping Up China’s Jailing Of Taiwanese Activist Reuters China on Wednesday said that any attempt to hype up its decision to jail a Taiwanese rights activist for subversion would be futile, after Taiwan’s ruling political party labeled the result “unacceptable.” A Chinese court on Tuesday jailed Li Ming-che, Taiwanese community […]

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November 28th, 2017

CHINA Beijing Hinders Free Speech in America Wang Dan, NYT I spent nearly seven years in a Chinese prison for being a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. I was freed in 1998, and the Chinese government let me leave the country. I chose to go to the United States, where I could freely […]

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