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Leak Shows Beijing’s Tight Rein on Hong Kong Crisis

Amid unrest in Hong Kong over suspended extradition rules and the official response to earlier opposition, a pair of recent reports from Reuters has highlighted Beijing’s tight control over the supposedly autonomous territory. On Friday, following several high-profile arrests of pro-democracy...

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...

Draft Data Security Law Draws Broad Concerns

Chinese leaders are expected to vote on a Data Security Law early next year. Last month at The Diplomat, Marcel Green wrote about the broad intentions and implications of the draft law for Chinese citizens: […] While the Chinese...

Australian Journalist for CGTN Detained in China

The Australian government recently announced that journalist Cheng Lei, an Australian citizen who worked for the official Chinese overseas broadcaster CGTN, has been detained. Elias Visontay and Helen Davidson report for The...

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