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Sharper Eyes: Surveilling the Surveillers (Part 1)

“The people have sharp eyes.” (“群众的眼睛是雪亮的.”) This Communist Party slogan was heavily used during the Cultural Revolution, an era in which citizens were incentivized to spy on and even falsely accuse family and neighbors of being disloyal to authority. More than 50 years after that tumultuous era...

Yang Hengjun Trial Expected Soon

Australian writer Yang Hengjun, who has been detained in China since January 2019, is expected to go on trial soon after his case was sent to the Beijing second intermediate court for prosecution. Yang’s lawyer indicated...

Hong Kong Teacher Fired Over Free Speech Lesson

In late September 2020 a Hong Kong primary school teacher was fired and deregistered for life over his role spreading “pro-independence” information through lessons taught to students in March 2019—the first time a...

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