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Cindy is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley. She studied political science and Asian studies.
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Xi Associates to Fill Top Economic Jobs Ahead of Party Congress

A number of sources have confirmed that He Lifeng, a close associate of President Xi Jinping, has been appointed by China’s National People’s Congress to direct the National Development and Reform Commission, a powerful state agency in charge of planning the country’s economy. He’s appointment is seen as the latest move by President Xi to further bolster

February 26, 2017 9:08 PM

Torture & the Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy

A new report released this week by Chinese Human Rights Defenders highlights the widespread use of systematic torture by Chinese security agencies as a key tactic aimed at extracting forced confessions from detained human rights activists. The report notes that this phenomenon is part of a broader move by the Chinese state to legalize repressive measures and criminalize human

February 17, 2017 10:02 PM

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