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I came to the United States about a decade ago from Cuba, where I was a pro-democracy student activist. The work I did there was mild by American standards; with a few of my friends, I organized small gatherings and… Read More

By Adrian Zenz, a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington, and Erin Rosenberg, an attorney specializing in international criminal law and reparations.   In January, the U.S. government determined China’s actions in… Read More

At an Aldermanic meeting on Friday, April 30, a small group of elected city officials listened to powerful and patriotic testimonies from a Venezuelan doctor whose partner was stabbed in a hospital, and a journalist who grew up oppressed in… Read More

Hong Kong sat atop the Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of Economic Freedom for 25 years. When the 27th edition of the index is released Thursday, Hong Kong won’t be found. In explaining the decision to remove Hong Kong (and Macau)… Read More

One of California’s greatest strengths is its diversity, much of which is the result of waves of immigrants fleeing persecution by communist dictatorships. Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Korean, Laotian, Hmong – so many have come to California because they saw in the state,… Read More

‘In the past, my lazy thoughts . . . were serious. Now, I finally understand that the happiest thing is to use the money I earn with my hard-working hands and my sweat.” These are the words of a Uighur villager in… Read More

American investors should not be financing Communist China’s military buildup. On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order to prevent just that and protect American security. The order bans individual and institutional investors from owning shares in 31 Chinese firms that… Read More

There will be at least one good outcome of Election Day: Whoever wins, communist China will lose. Whether it’s Joe Biden or Donald Trump, the next president of the United States will likely take a hard line on China. Both candidates have staked… Read More

Before Xinjiang, there was Tibet. Repressive policies tested there between 2012 and 2016 were then applied to the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in northwestern China: entire cities covered in surveillance cameras, ubiquitous neighborhood police stations, residents made to report… Read More

The last time I saw my father was in 2013. We were on our way to Indiana University, where he was scheduled to begin a fellowship. He was arrested before boarding the plane and taken away. A mild-mannered, studious professor… Read More