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Hong Kong June 4 Vigil Turnout Up From Last Year, Despite Challenges

Hong Kong’s annual candlelight vigil in commemoration of the lives lost in the crackdown on protesters in Beijing on June 4, 1989 this year attracted 115,000 people–5,000 more than last year–according to organizers. The figure provided by local police, however, was 17,000, a sligh...

Gutmann on Xinjiang: Is this what’s in store for Taiwan when China comes over?

Gutmann has for years been working on CCP organ harvesting from political prisoners. He made this talk last month but for some reason it only popped up in my feed yesterday. I am putting it here because the Chinese occupation of Taiwan is going to be Xinjiang Lite. Recall that a skeleton of the infr...

Burkina Faso Cuts Ties with Taiwan as Beijing Continues Asserting Pressure

Weeks after the Dominican Republic switched its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to China, Burkina Faso—one of Taiwan’s last remaining African allies—has done the same. This move comes after the West African nation pledged in early 2017 to stick by Taipei, reportedly refusing a hefty inve...

He Weifang Waits for Opportunity to Speak Out

Prominent legal scholar and public intellectual He Weifang has been forced into silence after spending decades advocating for constitutionalism and the rule of law in China. He ended his social media presence last year following repeated attempts by authorities to shut down his Weibo, WeChat, and...

“An Entire Culture is Being Criminalized”: Details Emerge About Xinjiang Reeducation Camp System

New reports, based on interviews with former detainees and data collected from official sources, have provided previously unknown details about the extent of mass re-education camps in Xinjiang. While the government has denied the existence of such camps, reports have estimated that between tens of ...

Chinese Influence Takes to the Skies

On April 25, a letter from the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority to 36 foreign airlines called for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan to be reclassified as Chinese territories on the airlines’ websites and apps. Under threat of disciplinary action as a violation of Chinese law, the airlines will be ...

Xi Jinping: Stick to Karl Marx’s True Path

 On Friday, President Xi Jinping delivered a nationally televised speech at a commemorative conference marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Addressing hundreds of top government officials, Xi lauded the German philosopher’s contributions to China’s socialist revolution and...

Liu Xia “Ready to Die” Amid Renewed Calls for Release

Since the death of imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo last July, the extra-legal house arrest his wife Liu Xia has endured since his award in 2010 has continued despite hopes for her release. Following months of delays, her friend and fellow writer Liao Yiwu has released his account of a rec...