Daily Digest | Victims of Communism - Part 3

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October 25th, 2017

CAMBODIA US Senator Threatens Cambodian Officials With Travel Ban Unless Opposition Leader is Freed RFA Senator Ted Cruz has threatened to ban Cambodian officials from traveling to America if Cambodia’s government does not release opposition chief Kem Sokha from pre-trial detention ahead of a voter registration deadline for the country’s July 2018 general elections. “This […]

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October 24th, 2017

BELARUS Human Rights Activist Searched, Questioned At Belarus Border Belsat.eu Anisiya Kazlyuk, a volunteer for the human rights center Viasna, was detained by Belarusian border guards on October 22 after participating in the human rights forum in Vilnius. She was kept at the border crossing for several hours. The guards carefully inspected Kazlyuk’s personal belongings. […]

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October 23rd, 2017

CHINA China’s Elite Echo Language Of Mao To Sing The Praises Of Their “Leader And Helmsman” Nectar Gan, South China Morning Post Chinese politicians gathering in Beijing for the Communist Party congress are mincing no words in their praise of President Xi Jinping, heaping unofficial titles that hark back to the Mao Zedong era on […]

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October 20th, 2017

CHINA “A Huge Deal” For China As The Era Of Xi Jinping Thought Begins Tom Phillips, The Guardian China’s communist leader, Xi Jinping, looks to have further strengthened his rule over the world’s second largest economy with the apparent confirmation that a new body of political theory bearing his name will be written into the […]

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October 19th, 2017

CHINA China Calls On US To ‘Abandon Its Prejudices’ After Tillerson Rebuke James Griffiths and Steven Jiang, CNN China has called on the US to “abandon its prejudices” after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claimed Beijing was subverting the global order and pursuing predatory economic policies. “China firmly upholds the international order with the […]

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October 17th, 2017

CHINA Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower Amy Qin, The New York Times Having conquered world markets and challenged American political and military leadership, China has set its sights on becoming a global powerhouse in a different field: scientific research. But in its rush to dominance, China has stood out in […]

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October 16th, 2017

CHINA Guo Wengui, The Maverick Chinese Billionaire Who Threatens To Crash Xi’s Party Tom Phillips, The Guardian He paints himself as the Che Guevara of Chinese crony capitalism, a billionaire insurgent vowing to bring down the system from the comfort of his $68m New York home. “My only goal is to change China,” Guo Wengui, […]

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October 13th, 2017

CHINA Alarm In Taiwan Over Triad Ties To Pro-China Groups Edward White, The Financial Times Chang An-le is accustomed to being on the wrong side of the law. The former gangster, known as the White Wolf, spent 17 years as a fugitive from Taiwanese justice in mainland China and a decade behind bars in the […]

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October 12th, 2017

CHINA Beijing Pushes for a Direct Hand in China’s Big Tech Firms Li Yuan, The Wall Street Journal The Chinese government is pushing some of its biggest tech companies—including Tencent, Weibo and a unit of Alibaba—to offer the state a stake in them and a direct role in corporate decisions. Wary of the increasing power […]

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October 11th, 2017

CHINA China Backs Hun Sen’s Tyranny Taylor McDonald, ASEAN Economist Cambodia is fast removing any pretence that Prime Minister Hun Sen is interested in democracy, secure in the knowledge it has the backing of its ally to the north. A former Khmer Rouge cadre, Hun Sen, fled Cambodia in 1977 and returned with the Vietnamese […]

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