Friday, December 15, 2017

China’s rising authoritarianism has a stark human cost

Li Heping spent his career trying to hold Chinese Communist Party officials accountable for their darkest behavior. He believed in an authority higher than...

You thought China valued human rights? Wrong

The sad, depressing fate of the Australia China Human Rights Dialogue tells us a great deal about the contemporary China-Australia relationship, and more broadly...

Chinese nationals deported from Fiji were sex workers, not fraudsters: source

The 77 Chinese nationals deported from Fiji by uniformed Chinese police in August were sex workers, Background Briefing has been told, in a challenge...

High-level US-China Talks Focus on Immigration, Fugitives

Shilan Zhao, former wife of fugitive Chinese official Jianjun Qiao, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges by the U.S. government of conspiring to...

Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Province

At the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in the heart of Urumqi, everything is bought and sold from tiny stalls blasting local music, in a...

China hosts Interpol meeting amid concerns over abuse

Interpol opened its main international annual meeting in China on Tuesday amid concerns that Beijing is using its growing influence over the police network...

Interpol: Address China’s ‘Red Notice’ Abuses

Interpol should address China’s misuse of the “red notice” system during its upcoming meeting in Beijing, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to...

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates. It was 177 days later...

How China’s censorship will shape the Western world too

Authoritarians, in China and elsewhere, normally have preferred to dress their authoritarianism up in pretty clothes. Lenin called the version of dictatorship he invented...

‘Farewell’: Qiao Mu, dissenting academic, leaves China for US

Friends say Qiao’s decision has come after his academic career was wrecked by refusal to fall into line. Qiao Mu had always insisted he would...
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Google Plans Big AI Push in China

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China urged to make Australia ‘feel the pain

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived in China with 200 business people, a sign of thaw in frosty relations with its major trading partner. As tensions...
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