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Cindy is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley. She studied political science and Asian studies.

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HRW Urges End to LGBT Conversion Therapy

In a new report released this week, New York-based Human Rights Watch called on the Chinese government to prohibit public hospitals and private clinics from conducting sexual orientation conversion therapy, a pseudoscientific practice that claims to change individuals’ sexual orientation through the use of drugs, electric shock therapy, and other extreme measures.

November 17, 2017 10:49 AM

Surveillance and Silence in China’s Democracy Village

Wukan, once hailed as China’s “democracy village,” has become a site of intense government surveillance in recent years as President Xi Jinping continues to crackdown on civil society and individual rights. Streets within the village have been equipped with high-definition cameras and major areas have been sealed off by checkpoints and armed police. James

November 12, 2017 10:09 AM

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