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Lam Withdraws Extradition Bill: “Too Little, Too Late”

After three months of ongoing protests in Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the full withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill. Opposition to the bill first ignited the protest movement, but protesters have since shifted their focus to the subsequent official response and other...

Uyghurs Speak Out About Camps at Risk of Death

Following months of reporting from news media and academic researchers on the extent and conditions of internment camps in Xinjiang, where up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims have been held for political...

Ilham Tohti Awarded Sakharov Prize

Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti, who is currently serving a life sentence on separatism charges, has been awarded the prestigious Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament. In granting him the honor, the European Parliament wrote:...

#MeToo Activist Huang Xueqin Detained

Journalist and #MeToo activist Sophia Huang Xueqin was arrested by Chinese police last week on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after publishing an online essay about the ongoing protests in Hong...

Two Americans Detained in China

Two Americans, Jacob Harlan and Alyssa Petersen, were detained in Jiangsu Province in late October, and the company they work for, China Horizons, has closed down. Harlan is the owner and Petersen is the director of the company....

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