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Cindy is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley. She studied political science and Asian studies.
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A Violent End to Wukan’s Democratic Experiment

A government crackdown in Wukan is once again drawing international media attention to the small fishing village, five years after its residents first made global headlines for rising up against land seizures which forced local authorities to back down and grant local elections free from Party oversight. New protests erupted in June after officials arrested former

September 21, 2016 9:53 PM

Activists Go to Court to Fight for LGBT Rights

Yu Hu, a Chinese man who was forced by his family to undergo gay “conversion therapy” at a mental hospital in Henan province, is suing the institution for emotional distress. Yu’s experience is not unique in China, where homosexuality was officially classified as a psychiatric illness until 2001. Many clinics in the country still offer electric shock and

September 20, 2016 8:13 PM

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