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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...