Hong Kong’s leader must “serve two masters,” Chief Executive Carrie Lam told business people in the city according to a transcript.
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China is in danger of losing its grip over Tibet and Xinjiang and needs a radical reset of its ethnic policies, experts suggest.
Chinese Communist Party ban on retired Tibetan government employees taking part in religious activities violates China’s commitment to religious freedom.
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Organized labor came out in solidarity with Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners, as they called on EU to lead the way in ensuring human rights are eroded.
China has a long history of blaming “foreign forces” for internally challenges like Tiananmen Square. It is repeating this strategy with Hong Kong Protests.
Seeking to find a way to wrest control of the narrative, Beijing stepped up its efforts to sow discord about the Hong Kong protests using disinformation.
As flashpoints erupt between protesters and police in Hong Kong, water cannons with blue dye are being turned on the protesters to mark them for arrest.
President Trump says efforts to pressure China into a deal on trade has led Beijing to limit the violence during increasingly tense protests in Hong Kong.
One of China’s key programs is quelling dissent. China has shut down Unirule, one of the country’s rare strongholds for liberal economic thought.