Hong Kong’s national security police have arrested six people in connection with a raid on a stall at a Lunar New Year market they said had been selling “seditious publications” inciting people to overthrow the government.
World leaders call on Beijing to respect rights to protest
“Our message to peaceful protesters around the world is the same and consistent: People should be allowed the right to assemble and to peacefully protest policies or laws or dictates that they take issue with,” Kirby said, declining to comment on the protester’s demands, which have included calls for Chinese President Xi Jinping to resign.
Mute Protest: Chinese crowds hold up blank sheets to hit out at lockdowns, censorship
Compared with the Post-it notes that formed the “Lennon Walls” of Hong Kong’s 2019 protest movement, which showcased huge mosaics of diverse messages and creative personal expression, the blank sheets of paper are a more ironic reference to government controls and censorship, analysts said.
China’s zero-COVID restrictions ease in some places, not in others: residents
The top ruling Communist Party official in charge of the zero-COVID policy, Sun Chunlan, told local, regional and municipal governments to “optimize” their attempts to contain the virus on Thursday, saying the response to the coronavirus is now “facing a new situation.”
Uyghur cop’s daughter serving 10 years in Xinjiang prison for viewing Turkish films
The daughter of a Uyghur police officer who has won commendation for detaining Uyghurs in “re-education” programs in China’s Xinjiang region is serving a 10-year prison sentence for watching Turkish movies on her cell phone, the woman’s father
Xinjiang Police Files: The Truth for All to See
Orders to kill escapees from the camps were ringing in Zuhre’s ears as she poured through the documents and every one of the photographs for the second time. Her own relatives still unaccounted for, she almost envied those who now knew the fate of their loved ones.
Guangxi: Religious Repression Increases Among Zhuang Minority
While Ningming county has a significant presence of the ethnic minority Mien (recognized by the CCP but under the old derogatory name Yao, meaning “savages”), Napo County is home to large communities of another minority, the Tai-speaking Zhuang.
Tibetan village leaders told to ‘Speak in Chinese’
Workshops launched at the end of last year now order local administrators to conduct business only in Chinese, telling them they must support language policies mandated by Beijing and lead the Tibetan public “by example,” according to a source living in Tibet.
Uyghur internment camp survivors rally outside UN office in Geneva
Uyghur survivors of China’s internment camps began a weeklong rally outside the United Nations compound in Geneva on Monday, seeking a meeting with the U.N. human rights chief and urging her to issue an overdue report detailing rights abuses in Xinjiang.
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.
Tibetan nomads sent to labor camps for politically sensitive material on cell phones
Authorities in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region are detaining more nomadic Tibetans in Drago county and sending them to labor camps for having content deemed politically inappropriate on their cell phones, people with knowledge of the situation said.