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August 18th, 2017

CHINA China’s Xi To Roll Out His Own Brand Of “Political Thought” At 19th Congress RADIO FREE ASIA Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is gearing up for an important political meeting later in the year with ever-tighter policing of public speech, and plans to have his own version of political ideology enshrined in the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s […]

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August 17th, 2017

CHINA Hong Kong Democracy Campaigners Jailed Over Anti-China Protests Tom Phillips, THE GUARDIAN
 Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders were jailed for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known as […]

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August 16th, 2017

CHINA Young Hong Kong Democrats Face Jail Amid Fears Of Broader Crackdown REUTERS The democracy movement in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong is facing a dark era, student protest leader Joshua Wong said on Wednesday, a day before an appeal court decides whether to send him and two other activists to jail. The former British colony, which […]

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August 15th, 2017

CHINA Hong Kong Police Arrest Activist Over Abduction Claim BBC A democracy activist in Hong Kong who claimed he was abducted and tortured by mainland Chinese agents has been arrested by police. Authorities are accusing Howard Lam of providing misleading information. Mr. Lam claimed last week he was abducted because of his efforts to get […]

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August 14th, 2017

CHINA China’s Wechat, Weibo And Baidu Under Investigation BBC China says it is investigating its largest social media platforms—Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba—for alleged violations of cyber security laws. The Cyberspace Administration said people had been using the three platforms to spread terror-related material, rumors and obscenities. The breaches “jeopardized national security,” the administration said. […]

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August 11th, 2017

CHINA Hong Kong Activist Says He Was “Stapled” Over Lionel Messi Photo Haroon Siddique, THE GUARDIAN A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist says he was beaten and had his legs stapled by Chinese agents because he was planning to send a signed photo of Lionel Messi to a dissident’s widow. Howard Lam, a member of Hong […]

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August 10th, 2017

CHINA Chinese Crackdown On Dealmakers Reflects Xi Power Play Lucy Hornby, THE FINANCIAL TIMES For China’s ruling Communist party, its foreign exchange reserves are a symbol of national strength and are a crucial buffer against economic shocks. So the alarming announcement that forex reserves had fallen below $3 trillion ($27 billion) in January marked a shift in […]

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August 9th, 2017

CHINA The Contradictory World Of Chinese Journalism Pal Nyiri, THE INTERPRETER Earlier this year, The New York Times reported that Yang Jisheng, a former senior journalist for China’s main state-owned news agency, Xinhua, was forbidden from traveling to Harvard to accept an award for his book on the famine induced by Chairman Mao’s policies in […]

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August 8th, 2017

CHINA China Willing To “Pay A Price” For Stronger North Korea Sanctions James Griffiths and Serenitie Wang, CNN China is willing to take the economic hit of greater sanctions on North Korea, a top official said Monday, as Washington continues to pressure Beijing on the issue. “Given China’s traditional economic ties with North Korea, China […]

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August 7th, 2017

CHINA China’s Ruling Communist Party Aims To Be World’s Strongest Political Party BUSINESS STANDARD The Communist Party of China, which has over 89.48 million members, aims to be the world’s strongest political party, the state-media reported today while identifying corruption as a major challenge facing the party that has ruled the country since 1949. Ahead […]

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