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    Climate refugees can’t be returned home, says landmark UN human rights ruling
    January 21, 2020
     
    Kate Lyons, The Guardian. January 21, 2020. Read the original article here. It is unlawful for governments to return people to countries where their lives might be threatened by the climate crisis, a landmark ruling by the United Nations human rights committee has found. More
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    How I became a China sceptic
    January 21, 2020
     
    GIDEON RACHMAN, Financial Times, 20 January 2020, Read original news here. I first visited China in the early 1990s and its transformation since then is still a source of astonishment. The country’s wealth, power and prestige have risen as fast as the new skyscrapers on the Shanghai skyline. More
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    UN Chief Urged to Name and Shame Perpetrators of Human Rights Violations
    January 20, 2020
     
    Erol Avdović, WebPublicaPress. January 20, 2020. Read the original article here. UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – Informed East River diplomats characterize the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres as a “tough nut”. More
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    Marco Rubio: Investing in China Is Not a Good Deal
    January 19, 2020
     
    By Marco Rubio, New York Times, 17 January 2020, Read original news here. Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) is a Republican senator from Florida. It’s no secret that Wall Street hated President Trump’s aggressive trade tactics toward China. More
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    Jailed Tibetan activist appeals for second trial
    January 18, 2020
     
    Free Tibet. January 18, 2020. Read the original article here. Tibetan activist, A-Nya Sengdra and his lawyer prepare to fight seven-year prison sentence. Chinese human rights lawyer Lin Qilei has told Free Tibet that he has appealed for his Tibetan client, A-Nya Sengdra, to get a second court trial. More
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    Mainland’s persecuted human rights lawyers draw hope from events in Hong Kong
    January 18, 2020
     
    By Francine Chan and Brian Dooley, Hong Kong Free Press. January 18, 2020. Read the original article here. Last month, about a dozen human rights lawyers and activists in mainland China sent Christmas messages of support to counterparts in Hong Kong. “You are facing the same predicament as us,” said one. “We have seen hope from you. More
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    US State department report on Tibet a month overdue, congressional sources say
    January 18, 2020
     
    Owen Churchill for the South China Morning Post. Read the article here. When the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act became law 13 months ago, it held the Trump administration to a stringent commitment: block any Chinese official who was involved in restricting foreign diplomats’ access to Tibet from stepping foot on American soil. More
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    China’s new regulations rolled out to culturally oppress Tibet
    January 17, 2020
     
    Chris Chang for Taiwan News. Read the article here. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new law passed by China's leaders in Tibet that systemizes ethnic unity in the region has drawn concerns about the future of Tibetan culture and identity. "Regulations on the Establishment of a Model Area for Ethnic Unity and Progress in the Tibet Autonomous Region" (Regulations), will go into effect on May 1. More
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    China must ‘face reality’ of Taiwan’s independence: Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen
    January 17, 2020
     
    By Stacy Chen, ABC, 17 January 2020, Read original news here. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called for China to respect Taiwan's sovereignty and its commitment to democracy, just days after she won reelection in a landslide victory. Tsai -- who is the first female president of the Republic of China -- said Taiwan's election results sent a strong message to the world. More
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    When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us
    January 17, 2020
     
    Many thought the internet would bring democracy to China. Instead it empowered rampant government oppression, and now the censors are turning their attention to the rest of the world. by James Griffiths, MIT Technology Review, 10 January 2029 Read original report here. Late one Wednesday in March 2015, an alarm sounded in the offices of GitHub, a San Francisco–based software firm. More
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    China’s Global Threat to Human Rights
    January 16, 2020
     
    Human Rights Watch, Read the original report here. It doesn’t matter where I am, or what passport I hold. [Chinese authorities] will terrorize me anywhere, and I have no way to fight that. —Uyghur Muslim with European citizenship, Washington, September 2019 China’s government sees human rights as an existential threat. More
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    Tibet sees 27.7 percent fall in glacier ice coverage, research finds
    January 16, 2020
     
    Free Tibet. January 16, 2020. Read the original article here. China has lost around a fifth of its glacier ice coverage between 1970 and 2010, the national newspaper Guangming Daily and Chinese state news organisation The Global Times reported in December, citing “official research. More
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    China poses an ‘Existential Threat’ to International Human Rights, says rights group after Director barred from Hong Kong
    January 15, 2020
     
     Suyin Haynes and Sanya Mansoor, Times. January 15, 2020. Read original article here. China poses an “existential threat” to the international human rights system, according to a new report released today by Human Rights Watch (HRW) after the organization’s executive director was denied entry to Hong Kong at the weekend. More
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    China’s ambition to control Tibet is leaving hundreds incarcerated, abused and forgotten
    January 15, 2020
     
    Steve Shaw, Byline Times.15 January 2020. Read original article here. "Sacred place on earth, heavenly land” is how Tibet is described in a video produced for China’s annual Tibet Tourism and Culture Expo, an event that aims to promote cultural exchanges between Tibet and other parts of the world. More
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    Rubio blasts ‘blatant violations of human rights’ in Tibet
    January 15, 2020
     
    Christine Rousselle for Angelus News. Read the article here Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has condemned "blatant human rights violations" in China after the province of Tibet passed policies similar to those used in Xinjiang to oppress Uighur Muslims. More
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    China’s dream of using Hong Kong as model for Taiwan’s future is dead
    January 14, 2020
     
    JAMIL ANDERLINI, Financianal Times, 11 January 2020 Read original news here. In a private meeting with the Financial Times last May, the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, was far from confident she would secure her party’s nomination, let alone win a second term. More
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    Human rights organization head denied entry into Hong Kong
    January 14, 2020
     
    ABC News, 13 January 2019, Read original news here. Hong Kong authorities on Sunday denied entry to the executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), according to the international watchdog group. Kenneth Roth planned to launch the group’s World Report 2020 at a news conference in Hong Kong this coming Wednesday. More
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    Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment
    January 13, 2020
     
    Leonie Kijewski, Aljazeera News. January 13, 2020. Read original article here. Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Water levels on the Mekong River, which flows through China and five other countries before emptying into the South China Sea, have dropped once again after Beijing revealed it was testing equipment at one of its 11 dams in the upper reaches of the vital waterway. More
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    The world must not forget plight of Tibetans
    January 13, 2020
     
    Maura Moynihan for The Asian Age. Read the article here.   The PLA’s tanks and troops storming Causeway Bay risks a blowback and the grand plan for global hegemony. The year 2019 was a portentous one for Xi Jinping, China’s “Paramount Leader”, the most ambitious and merciless strongman that country has seen since Chairman Mao Zedong. More
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    Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term
    January 13, 2020
     
    BBC, 11 January 2020 Read original news here. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory in an election dominated by the island's relationship with China. Ms Tsai secured just over 57% of the ballot - a record 8.2m votes - well ahead of her rival Han Kuo-yu. Ms Tsai opposes closer ties with China, with Mr Han suggesting they would bring economic benefits. More