In separate incidents on Tuesday, the fifth day of a sit-in that had paralyzed Hong Kong airport, two mainland Chinese men were detained and beaten by protesters. Anger at increasingly aggressive policing over the weekend, which led to injuries including the loss of a protest medic's eye, had...
Committee to Protect Journalists
by Sophie Beach | Apr 27, 2020
Ever since the novel coronavirus emerged in China in late December, Chinese authorities have taken steps to control information about what is now a global pandemic responsible for 208,000 deaths worldwide. They have issued...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 2, 2020
On Monday, the U.S. State Department announced a cap on the number of visas it would issue to Chinese employees of five Chinese state media organizations in response to "increasingly harsh surveillance, harassment, and...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 11, 2019
According to an annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, China has overtaken Turkey to reclaim its place as the world's leading jailor of journalists, with 48 in prison as of December 1. Rick Gladstone reports...
by Samuel Wade | May 26, 2016
While tightening controls over foreign NGOs (INGOs) at home with a new management law which has...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 2, 2015
At The Guardian, Tom Phillips reports the firing of a Xinjiang newspaper editor over his public...
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