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    What Chinese Citizens Have (and Haven’t) Learned About Hong Kong’s Protests
    June 19, 2019
     
    While the world has focused on Hong Kong over the past week, most of the 1.4 billion people right across the border in China have not. As hundreds of thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong’s streets against unpopular China-backed extradition legislation, another battle is unfolding across Beijing’s Great Firewall. More
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    Sound of Hong Kong’s defiance reverberates in Beijing
    June 19, 2019
     
    Beijing’s public support for Hong Kong leader likely hides private fury, but letting her go would be another humiliation The most obvious casualty of Hong Kong’s extraordinary uprising against chief executive, Carrie Lam, and her campaign to tie the city more closely to China, will be the bureaucrat-turned-politician’s own career. If she stays on, it will only be as a lame duck leader. More
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    Tibetan human rights group plan Auckland protest against Google’s China expansion plans
    June 18, 2019
     
    A Tibetan human rights group will be protesting outside Google's Auckland office demanding that the technology giant scrap its plans to launch a censored search engine in China called Project Dragonfly. More
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    China is using hi-tech balloons to spy on India from Tibet
    June 18, 2019
     
    China began to show interest in aerostats in the 1990s, but it was only in 2010-11 that it received three large-sized tethered aerostat systems from a Russian company.   New Delhi: China has deployed balloon-borne radars across the Indian frontier in Tibet, posing a new surveillance threat to New Delhi, exclusive satellite imagery accessed by The Print shows. More
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    Nepal schools make Mandarin compulsory after China offers to pay teachers’ salaries
    June 18, 2019
     
    KATHMANDU: A Chinese government's proposal for covering the salaries of teachers in Nepal who teach Mandarin have prompted many privates schools in the Himalayan nation to make it mandatory for students to learn the language according to a media report. More
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    China’s Tiananmen reckoning
    June 18, 2019
     
    Brahma Chellaney, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Read article here The 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre of at least 10,000 people is significant for several reasons. For one thing, the deadly assault on student-led demonstrators remains a dark and hidden chapter in China’s communist narrative. More
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    Hong Kong extradition protests: Government suspends bill
    June 15, 2019
     
    BBC, Read article here 15 June 2019 The Hong Kong government has suspended its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced. She had previously refused to scrap the bill despite mass protests from Hong Kong residents. More
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    Hong Kong is in danger. China’s promise of democracy was a lie
    June 14, 2019
     
    Read the original article here. The ninth of June 2019 was a Sunday. Any other Sunday in summer at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, old men and women would do their usual walkabouts and maids would gather, spread out groundsheets, cover them with spicy delicacies and listen to Filipino pop songs. But it was not like any other Sunday, at least not for me. More
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    Hong Kong Was My Refuge, Now Its Freedom Is at Stake
    June 13, 2019
     
    By Ma Jian, Read the original article here. Until it was handed over to China by the British in 1997, Hong Kong was a safe haven for dissident writers and artists. After my first book was banned by the Chinese government in 1987, Hong Kong became my refuge for 10 years. In independent bookshops I could read books that were banned in the mainland. More
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    US Lawmakers Want An Examination Of The US Money Funding Surveillance Tech In China
    June 12, 2019
     
    US lawmakers are urging institutions to reevaluate their financial relationships with facial recognition companies operating in Xinjiang, China, in light of a BuzzFeed News investigation that found US public pension funds, universities, and foundations are funding two startups developing technology used in the surveillance of Chinese citizens. More
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    Thousands of Monks, Nuns Evicted From Sichuan’s Yachen Gar
    June 12, 2019
     
    Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have recently forced nearly 3,500 monks and nuns from the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center located in Kardze prefecture’s Palyul county, Tibetan sources say. More
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    Hong Kong crisis deepens as China extradition bill moves forward
    June 12, 2019
     
    By Timothy McLaughlin, Read the original article here. HONG KONG — Police cordoned off Hong Kong’s main legislative complex Tuesday as thousands of protesters streamed past in a show of resolve amid a deepening crisis over a proposed law that would allow for extraditions to mainland China. More
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    Thousands of protesters paralyze Hong Kong’s financial hub over extradition bill
    June 12, 2019
     
    By James Pomfret, Jessie Pang, Read the original article here. HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chaotic scenes erupted in Hong Kong on Wednesday as tens of thousands of demonstrators stormed key roads next to government offices to protest against a proposed extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. More
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    The Hong Kong Protests Are About More Than an Extradition Law
    June 11, 2019
     
    Huge crowds took to the streets to resist moves by Beijing to curtail human rights. If we are to believe Carrie Lam, the chief executive of the Hong Kong government, the hundreds of thousands of people who marched through the city’s sweltering streets on Sunday just didn’t get it. More
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    Hong Kong’s end game: Why the extradition bill is an ‘infinity stone’ that could decimate half of society
    June 10, 2019
     
    By Jason Y. Ng, Progressive Lawyers Group Read article here You don’t have to be a comic book fanboy to know who Thanos is. The supervillain in the Marvel filmdom is famous for his master plan to collect all six “Infinity Stones”—ultimate sources of power that control essential aspects of existence. More
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    A STRATEGY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE OF TIBET
    June 10, 2019
     
    Remarks by NED President Carl Gershman to The Seventh Meeting of the World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet in Riga, Latvia        Published by NED     May 9, 2019 Just a month ago a memorial meeting sponsored by 17 organizations was held in New Delhi to remember the life and legacy of Lodi Gyari and George Fernandes, two great champions of democracy and Tibetan freedom who died recen More
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    More than 1 million protest in Hong Kong, organizers say, over Chinese extradition law
    June 10, 2019
     
    CNN, 10 June 2019 Read article here. Hong Kong (CNN)More than 1 million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday, organizers said, to oppose a controversial extradition bill that would enable China to extradite fugitives from the city. The mass of protesters would be the largest demonstration since the city was handed back to China in 1997. More
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    30 Years After Tiananmen Square: The Endurance of Violent Oppression
    June 5, 2019
     
    UNPO, Read the original article here. 30 years ago, in the spring of 1989, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Beijing and assembled at Tiananmen Square, demanding democracy, freedom of speech and an end to the widespread corruption in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). More
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    China Must Pay for Its Brutal Human Rights Record
    June 5, 2019
     
    By Michael Mazza, Read the original article here. The United States cannot participate in the 2022 Olympics without signaling acquiescence to China’s most flagrant human-rights abuses. Thirty years ago, the People’s Liberation Army marched on Beijing. Troops fired indiscriminately on unarmed civilians. Tanks crushed the innocent underfoot. More
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    Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights, Beijing protests
    June 5, 2019
     
    By David Ljunggren, Read the original article here. OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday by expressing “real concerns” about China’s human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing. More