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Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

Is Xi’s Anti-Corruption Campaign a Purge of Opposition?

The anti-corruption campaign that Chinese President Xi Jinping launched in 2012 has become a pillar of his presidency. As of 2016, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had arrested or convicted more than 100 high-ranking officials. More than 100,000 others had been indicted for corruption. Xi had pledged to set his net across “tigers and flies,” […]

China is World’s No. 1 Executioner

China is World’s No. 1 Executioner

China is known for being one of the most industrious and tech-forward counties in the world. But, where it really leads the world is an area they’d rather you not talk about. China outranks rest of the world in government-sanctioned executions, according to Amnesty International. The organization’s latest global report on the death penalty indicates […]

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Government Proposal Against Censorship in China Gets Censored

Among the developed world, China has long been regarded as enforcing some of the strictest rules on Internet access. Now, government advisers, deputies, delegates and lawmakers are calling on regulators to ease restrictions. Even those who agree with China’s basis to censor politically sensitive information are now arguing that China’s digital nets are spreading too […]

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Chinese President Xi Jinping is ‘Using Torture’ in his Anti-Corruption Campaign

China’s President Xi Jinping rose to power using the promise to “combat corruption” as a major platform during his election campaign – and he has stood by that stance in the four years he has led the Communist Party. Fighting corruption must mean something entirely different to President Xi than it does to the rest […]

WeChat Censorship Spreads Overseas

WeChat Censorship Spreads Overseas

The popular Chinese app. WeChat is censoring certain key words from messages sent by its more than 846 million users even if they register with a foreign phone number, according to a study by the University of Toronto’s Citizen’s Lab. WeChat is the fourth largest app of its kind on the planet offering additional features […]

New Chinese Policy Forces Marginalized Uyghur People to Give Up Passports

New Chinese Policy Forces Marginalized Uyghur People to Give Up Passports

The distressing news of America (shamefully) electing New York billionaire Donald Trump as its next President at the beginning of this month has already traveled the world over. Since the election results, there has been an upsurge of attacks against already marginalized groups within the so-called “land of the free”: Immigrants, Hispanics, women, blacks, Muslims, […]

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Former Maj. General: Beijing Will Focus on “One Country” Now More than Ever

Life is not getting any better for those in Hong Kong seeking independence or better treatment from mainland China, according to a former major general and influential mainland defense researcher. “The central government’s policies for Hong Kong are very satisfactory. If you are still not ­satisfied, then there won’t be any better policies,” said Jin […]

Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Who Uncovered Political Scam Fights to Get Sentence Overturned

Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Who Uncovered Political Scam Fights to Get Sentence Overturned

Gao Qinrong was just a typical reporter at the state-run Xinhua News – a media outlet that happens to be in controlled by the Chinese government. The puppet to the Chinese Communist Party’s puppeteer, if you will.  In the mid-1990’s, however, Gao defied his role as dutiful “reporter” for the CCP and instead exposed a […]

Swedish Activist Tells All About His 23-Day Stay in a Chinese Secret Prison

Swedish Activist Tells All About His 23-Day Stay in a Chinese Secret Prison

A prominent activist combatting human rights violations in China revealed the truth about his 23-day detention in a secret Chinese prison in an exclusive interview with the The New York Times Saturday. Peter Dahlin, a Swedish activist and co-founder of the nongovernmental organization Chinese Urgent Action Working Group, told of his stay in what is […]

Hong Kong Bookseller Speaks Out Against Chinese Government, Says TV Confession ‘Forced’

Hong Kong Bookseller Speaks Out Against Chinese Government, Says TV Confession ‘Forced’

It is not unknown that in recent years, China’s president Xi Jinping has implemented a major crackdown and crusade against those who dare speak out against his Chinese Communist Party. Last year, in what created international outrage, five Hong Kong booksellers suddenly and mysteriously disappeared. One of those men, of whom it was later revealed […]

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