Hong Kong plans to reduce the number of directly elected seats in district councils to prevent activists from gaining power.
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Recent changes at Twitter have enabled authoritarian governments in Russia, China, and Iran to amplify propaganda and disinformation.
Disgraceful sentencing of prominent Chinese human rights defenders Zhiyong and Jiaxi is a blatant violation of their rights to freedom of expression.
With the arrest of Japanese photographer Michiko Kiseki Hong Kong’s media repression has been expanded to foreign journalists.
The sheer perseverance and linguistic ingenuity of activists and dissidents are impressive, but the Chinese state’s state of online freedom is less so.
Before…citizens started heading back to their…villages for Lunar New Year, tensions were brewing across nation over…bans on fireworks.
China has closed the social media accounts of over 1000 critics of its COVID-19 policies as it brings back tough anti-virus restrictions.
The authoritarian excesses of Myanmar’s junta, which now include the death penalty, are enabled by protection from China and Russia.
China’s vast security apparatus has moved swiftly to smother mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling streets.
Chinese protesters calling for the removal of COVID-19 restrictions have resorted to playing cat-and-mouse on the internet with authorities.