One year after mass jailings, Hong Kong remembers the 47

One year after dozens of opposition politicians and pro-democracy activists were put behind bars for “subversion” after taking part in a democratic primary in the summer of 2020, Hongkongers in exile say the mass arrests, which were widely condemned by the international community, struck a “devastating blow” to the city.

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World Bank investment arm complicit in China’s repression of Uyghurs, report says

The World Bank’s private sector lending arm provided nearly half a billion dollars to four Chinese companies accused of using Uyghur forced labor in China’s far-western Xinjiang region, according to an investigative report issued Thursday.

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媒体人宋阳标遭刑事拘留 友人:因揭露成都官商勾结

曾被誉为南京疫情“吹哨人”的资深媒体人宋阳标,近日经友人证实已被四川成都警方刑事拘留,并相信宋阳标被抓与他揭露当地一起疑似涉及官商勾结的违章建筑事件有关。

宋阳标被公安带走的消息传出后。他的朋友致电成都锦江区分局沙河派出所询问他的下落。

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Retired professor living in US fired by China’s Renmin University

Zhou, 75, who has been retired for more than a decade, received a call from the university on Dec. 28, firing him from his post.

“I said I’m retired, so how can I be fired?” Zhou, who currently lives in the United States.

“Just doing it by phone like that was a bit much; who are they trying to humiliate?”

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Two charged amid international outcry over raid on Hong Kong media outlet

Authorities in Hong Kong on Thursday charged two senior editors at the now-shuttered pro-democracy Stand News with “sedition” and denied them bail, following a raid on the news website by national security police.

Acting editor-in-chief Patrick Lam and former editor-in-chief Chung Pui-kuen

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Chinese authorities destroy dome a Uyghur exile built for his hometown in Xinjiang

Mamattohti Imin says he paid U.S. $31,300 to construct the park in Lengger township, Toqquzaq county (in Chinese, Tuokezhake), in the troubled western region of China, where government authorities have pushed to wipe away Uyghur religious and cultural expression.

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Sichuan rights activist Huang Qi’s dying mother fears she will never see him again

Pu Wenqing, the mother of jailed rights activist Huang Qi, has appealed to the authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan to allow her a last meeting with her son as she nears the end of her life.

“Lately I have been suffering from dizziness, headache, instability, and pain

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Tibetans forced to demolish school attached to monastery in Sichuan’s Karze

Tibetan school officials were forced to hastily demolish a school attached to Drago Monastery in Karze prefecture (Ganzi in Chinese) in western China’s Sichuan province last month, when Chinese authorities accused the temple of violating land use laws, a monk living in southern India told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

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Dread among Tibetans as ‘butcher of Xinjiang’ named new Tibet party boss

The newly appointed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) boss in Tibet, a hardline apparatchik under multiple international sanctions for severe human rights abuses in neighboring Xinjiang, is expected to apply to Tibet’s Buddhists the same harsh policies carried out against the Muslims in Xinjiang, Tibetans and experts said.

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北京14独立人士人身安全受威胁为由退出基层人大选举

北京市区县人大代表选举进入倒数时刻之际,14名独立人士,包括多名“709案”家属,以人身安全为由宣告退选。这批无党派人士宣布参选以来一直遭当局严厉管控。虽然他们在重压下未能更进一步,但分析人士认为,他们的努力已经达到预期效果。

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张展生命垂危 家人:望当局核准保外就医

自去年5月入狱以来,中国公民记者张展持续绝食抗议长达一年半,虽然狱方强迫鼻喂灌食,但她近期的体重仍掉到40公斤以下,“健康遭受了不可逆转的损害”,家人担忧她有生命危险,希望中国当局能核准她保外就医。对此,无国界记者组织11月4日也发出紧急声明,要求中国政府立即释放张展

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Jailed Wuhan COVID-19 journalist ‘close to death’ in Chinese prison

Jailed Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is close to death following months of intermittent hunger strikes in protest at her jailing, RFA has learned.

Zhang, 37, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by Shanghai’s Pudong District People’s Court on Dec. 28, 2020, and has been eating very little food, rather than refusing anything, to

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