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The ‘Perfect Police State’ is Emerging in Xinjiang

Tom Phillips at The Guardian reports that Xinjiang is experiencing an unprecedented security surge following the appointment of Chen Quanguo as the Party Secretary of the Uyghur autonomous region. Chen’s surge has led to an exponential increase in the presence of security forces and the creat...

China Buying International Silence on Human Rights

Last week offered one demonstration of the application of China’s growing economic leverage to political ends with the transfer of diplomatic recognition by Taiwan’s longstanding ally Panama from Taipei to Beijing. (Read more on the shift in a subsequent ChinaFile discussion.) This week ...

Beauty Queen Calls for Release of Imprisoned Canadian in China

Anastasia Lin, the reigning Miss World Canada and human rights activist, is calling for the immediate release of a Canadian citizen who was imprisoned and brutalized in China for her spiritual beliefs. At a United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 19, Lin described the case of Sun Qian...

China Under Scrutiny at U.N. Human Rights Session

The three-week 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council began on Tuesday. The session has included the publication of a report on China by special rapporteur Philip Alston, who has previously praised China’s “admirable” achievements in poverty reduction but warned th...