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Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

Second Draft of Controversial Chinese Cybersecurity Law Presented to Parliament

In a further push toward absolute control and censorship of online activities, Chinese parliament held a second reading of draft rules for a potential and controversial new cybersecurity law Monday. The Chinese government’s dominance over its citizens has much to do with its stringent control of media outlets; from going through people’s personal emails and […]

Renown Chinese Human Rights Activist Dies at Age 79

Renown Chinese Human Rights Activist Dies at Age 79

The world lost a truly inspiring soul last month. Renown Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died at the age of 79 while vacationing with friends. Highly regarded internationally, Harry Wu was known for his devotion to human rights in his native China. Born in Shanghai, Wu later attended the Geology Institute in Beijing. During […]

Can China Kidnap People Abroad Under the One China Policy?

Can China Kidnap People Abroad Under the One China Policy?

The deportation of 45 Taiwanese citizens to China is the latest example of how far Beijing is willing to go in order to enforce its “One China Policy,” which sees Taiwan under China’s control. Now, Taiwanese officials are demanding answers about what’s going to happen to their fellow citizens. Their journey to China began in […]

Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang Disbarred

Rights Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang Disbarred

Prominent human-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been disbarred and will no longer practice law. Pu was handed a suspended jail sentence in December after being convicted of writing posts on social media that incited “ethnic hatred,” according to China’s ruling Communist Party. Pu’s lawyers say charges against their client stemmed from seven micro-blog posts Pu […]

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

Tibetan Advocate Held in Secret for Weeks in China, Charged with ‘Inciting Separatism’

A Tibetan entrepreneur has been held in secret for weeks by Chinese authorities. Tashi Wangchuk, 30, is not a murderer, he is not a thief; he is not a violent offender of any sort. No, Mr. Tashi is actually a fierce advocate for bilingual schools across the Tibetan regions of China – and this apparently […]

German President Emphasizes Human Rights on China Visit

German President Emphasizes Human Rights on China Visit

Germany’s President Joachim Guack is warping up a five-day visit to China, which has been highlighted by an unlikely emphasis on human rights. Most foreign leaders visiting China tend to overlook the communist regime’s human rights record, while focusing on trade and economic policy. Guack, more of a symbolic head-of-state, took a different approach. In […]

Chinese Journalist Goes Missing in Thailand After Seeking Asylum

Chinese Journalist Goes Missing in Thailand After Seeking Asylum

Seeking refuge and fearing persecution by the Chinese government, a young journalist rushed to Thailand. Now, he’s missing. Li Xin was the editor of a popular Chinese newspaper called the Southern Metropolitan Daily. His wife says he feared being punished by the Chinese government for going public about the censorship he faced as an editor, […]

Detained Swedish Activist Confesses on China’s State TV

Detained Swedish Activist Confesses on China’s State TV

A detained human rights activist from Sweden has appeared on China’s state-run media, where he confessed to breaking the law and harming the Chinese government. Authorities have accused Peter Dahlin and the Chinese Urgent Action Working Group (China Action) of receiving foreign funding to “instigate confrontations” with the government and produce “distorted reports” on China’s […]

Human Rights Lawyers Charged with Subversion

Human Rights Lawyers Charged with Subversion

At least seven human rights lawyers and associates from a prominent legal firm have been charged with “subversion,” according to their friends and families. Zhou Shifeng, founder of the Fengrui law firm in Beijing, and some of his colleagues have been secretly detained since last summer. Zhou’s colleague Liu Xiaoyuan told the BBC that Zhou, […]

Humanitarian Elsie Tu Dies at 102

Humanitarian Elsie Tu Dies at 102

Justice for the People Those are the words that renowned humanitarian Elsie Tu lived by up until her death on Dec. 8, 2015 at the age of 102. This Englishwoman arrived in the colony of Hong Kong in 1951 as Elsie Elliot to support her husband, a missionary named Bill Elliot. But she soon wanted […]

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