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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...

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....

How Technology Became a “Trap” in Xinjiang

Xinjiang has been the site of a mass detention program where an estimated 1.5 million Uyghurs have been or are being held in a series of internment camps. The camps are part of a longer-running anti-terror campaign in the...

Revisiting Tibetan Self-immolations

Two recent articles refocus attention on Tibetans who have self-immolated to express protest against Beijing’s policies in Tibet. A total of at least 155 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009; most of them have...

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