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Daughter Confronts SCMP Editor Over Forced Confession Coverage

In February, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post published an interview with detained publisher Gui Minhai in which he criticized Sweden, his other country of citizenship, for sensationalizing and politicizing his case and using him "like a chess piece." As with its 2016 interview...

Carrot & Stick: How Beijing Controls its Diaspora

Since Xi Jinping became president in 2012, China has increasingly been criticized for attempting to manipulate its diaspora in order to support political objectives. Peter Mattis in War on the Rocks provides the reasoning: The CCP seeks to influence the outside world, especially the United States, f...

Missing Lawyer’s Wife Under House Arrest After Protest

"Quintessential rights lawyer" Wang Quanzhang was one of hundreds taken in the "Black Friday" or "709" crackdown in July 2015. Most soon reemerged, with others gradually tried, sentenced, or released over the years since. Now, more than 1,000 days later, Wang is the onl...

U.S. Lawmakers Call for Probe Into Uyghur Detentions

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Chris Smith have sent a letter urging Ambassador to China Terry Branstad to launch an investigation into the reported mass detention of Uyghurs in political re-education camps, and into widespread surveillance and rights repression in Xinjiang. At The Wash...