With the arrest of Japanese photographer Michiko Kiseki Hong Kong’s media repression has been expanded to foreign journalists.
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How Online Censorship Affects Internet Freedom in China
The sheer perseverance and linguistic ingenuity of activists and dissidents are impressive, but the Chinese state’s state of online freedom is less so.
China Protesters Test Xi’s Resolve After Covid Pivot
Before…citizens started heading back to their…villages for Lunar New Year, tensions were brewing across nation over…bans on fireworks.
China Suspends Social Media Accounts Of Covid Policy Critics
China has closed the social media accounts of over 1000 critics of its COVID-19 policies as it brings back tough anti-virus restrictions.
Shielded By Russia And China, Myanmar Junta Turn More Brutal
The authoritarian excesses of Myanmar’s junta, which now include the death penalty, are enabled by protection from China and Russia.
Can Xi Sap Momentum Of China’s ‘Black Swan’ Protests?
China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets.
Chinese Users Play Cat-And-Mouse With Censors Amid Protests
Chinese protesters calling for the removal of COVID-19 restrictions have resorted to playing cat-and-mouse on the internet with authorities.
China Protests Call For Xi To Step Down Over Covid Policies
Protesters pushed to the brink by China’s strict COVID measures in Shanghai called for the removal of the country’s all-powerful leader.
Iran And China Use Private Detectives To Spy On Dissidents In America
The U.S. investigators are hired under false pretenses by authoritarian governments to do their “dirty work,” the F.B.I. says.
China Creating Overseas ‘Police Stations’ To Target Dissidents
China has established dozens of “overseas police stations” in nations around the world that activists fear could be used to track and harass dissidents.