China


‘Gulmira Imin Must Not be Forgotten’ Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Gulmira Imin, a former government employee and administrator of the Uyghur-language Salkin web site in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, is now nearing the start of her eighth year of a life sentence in prison following her conviction on charges of ethnic separatism. Imin, whose online..

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China Eyes Arctic For Polar Silk Road Monday, February 12th, 2018

Five years after launching its ambitious Belt and Road initiative to expand trade links with Europe, China is trying to extend its horizons as far as the North Pole. On Jan. 26, China declared its interest in the northern region with a white paper on its policies and plans for a "Polar Silk Road"..

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Publisher detained in China ‘confesses’, blames Sweden Saturday, February 10th, 2018

SHANGHAI, (AFP): Detained book publisher Gui Minhai has surfaced nearly three weeks after disappearing into police custody in China, confessing wrongdoing and accusing his adopted country Sweden of manipulating him like a "chess piece". It was unclear whether the Chinese-born Gui's statement was..

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China to Block Overseas VPN Services From End of March Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

China will begin blocking overseas providers of virtual private networks (VPN) used to circumvent its Great Firewall of government censorship at the end of March, official media reported. Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) chief engineer Zhang Feng said VPN operators must be..

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‘I Came to Live a Life Free From Surveillance’

Veteran Chinese rights activist Zhang Lin arrived in the United States on Jan. 26 to be reunited with his two daughters who fled China after being denied schooling by the country's state security police. Zhang's youngest daughter Anni was once dubbed "China's youngest prisoner of conscience" after..

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China Shifts Smog Away From Beijing, Study Says Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Citizens in many parts of China are paying a high price in terms of air pollution for reported improvements in Beijing, a recent environmental study suggests. In a study released this month, the environmental group Greenpeace East Asia said that significant gains in reducing smog in the capital..

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