Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo’s Last Written Text, Ann Beattie on Procrastination, and More | Poets & Writers

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China’s WeChat Crackdown Drives Bitcoin Devotees to Telegram

WeChat is starting to see its first wave of defectors: Chinese cryptocurrency afficionados.<p>The country’s crackdown on bitcoin and WeChat, the …

China

The chilling labels that tell you where China's censorship is heading

by Perry Link<p>Authoritarians, in China and elsewhere, normally have preferred to dress their authoritarianism up in pretty clothes. Lenin called the …

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[Analysis] Trump is 'gift' to China's EU agenda

"Last year, my children, who go to school in China, didn't know why so many of their classmates wanted Trump to win the [US] elections, but it was …

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Rights groups ask China to stop detaining its critics

GENEVA (Reuters) - Human rights activists called on China on Wednesday to stop detaining lawyers and critics, voicing concern for their health and fate in custody after the death of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo attracted international attention in July.<p>China said the concerns had no basis in …

World News

Dismissed Chinese newspaper editor files human-rights complaint in B.C.

A long-time editor has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal against a Vancouver-based Chinese-language newspaper over his dismissal.<p>Lei Jin, editor-in-chief of Global Chinese Press, lost his job a week after his attempt to publish an obituary of China's Nobel Peace Prize laureate …

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PRESS DIGEST- Canada - Sept 11

Sept 11 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch …

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Liu Xiaobo’s Last Text

<i>This text is the last thing that Liu Xiaobo, the literary critic, poet, and human rights activist, wrote. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in</i> …

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我的天啊! China gives Weibo users a week to use their real names

China's version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, has warned its 340 million users they have until next Friday to verify their accounts using their real …

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‘Congratulate bandit Liu Xiaobo for dying’: new poster at Education University of Hong Kong quickly removed

Controversy over distasteful posters displayed by students on Hong Kong campuses rumbled on Saturday, with a new one appearing at Education …

News (China)

Banner row has Hong Kong entering the post-truth era

Hong Kong may be entering a post-truth era, too. Scanning the websites and online forums of the opposition and those of pro-establishment circles …

News (China)

Rights group: China must stop pressuring advocates at UN

GENEVA – A human rights group said in a new report on Tuesday that China has tried to intimidate, blacklist and squelch the voices of rights advocates who operate within the U.N. system, calling on Beijing to stop such pressure and urging U.N. agencies to resist.<p>In the Human Rights Watch report , …

Rights & Freedoms

End the isolation of Chinese students in Australia

In 1989, Liu Xiaobo rushed to Beijing to join student protesters at Tiananmen Square. He was a devoted fighter not just for the rights of …

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Network of Concerned Historians 2017 report

Below find the China section of the 2017 annual report from the Network of Concerned Historians.–Kirk<p>Source: Network of Concerned Historians <br>Annual …

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China subverting UN efforts to protect human rights, says pressure group

A human rights group said in a report on Tuesday that China has tried to intimidate, blacklist and suppress the voices of rights advocates who …

Rights & Freedoms

Welcome to the Chinese Century

Hotel room, Beijing. It’s the middle of the night and I’m awake. I’ve just spent three weeks in China and in a few hours, I will catch a flight back …

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