Next Digital Headquarters in Hong Kong (by Tim Wu via Wikimedia Commons) At around 7 a.m. today (June 17) the National Security branch of the Hong Kong police raided the headquarters of news media outlet Apple Daily's parent company Next Digital, detaining 5 executives on charges of violating the National Security Law (NSL). Apple Daily… Continue reading Hong Kong Police Raided Apple Daily Newspaper HQ, Arrested 5 Executives
Chinese People's Liberation Army Forces Hong Kong Building (centre-left, formerly Prince of Wales Building, by Yomasro Lauij Rowuppe via Wikimedia Commons) Since taking over the former British colony of Hong Kong in 1997, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has dismantled the freedoms and civil liberties that the city enjoyed, in violation of the Joint Declaration… Continue reading Chinese Communist Party Official Calls Opponents of One-Party Rule The “Real Enemies” of Hong Kong
Great Hall of the People, Beijing (by N509FZ via Wikimedia Commons) The government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) has passed a new law criminalizing speech that slanders or defames the military and members of the armed forces. On Thursday (June 10) the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) passed the "Law… Continue reading China’s Government Passes New Law Against “Defamation” of the Military
Xianlin Campus of Nanjing Normal University (by Logicofscience via Wikimedia Commons) On June 8, police clashed with student protesters on the campus of Nanjing Normal University's Zhongbei College (南京师范大学中北学院), in China's Jiangsu province. The students were protesting against a decision by the authorities to merge their college with a vocational school over fears that this… Continue reading Police Clashed with Student Protesters at a University in Nanjing, China
Fudan University, Guanghua Building (by 谢宇杰 via Wikimedia Commons) A mathematics professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, reportedly murdered a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary to settle a personal score. On June 7 at around 3 p.m., Jiang Wenhua (姜文华), a 39-year-old associate professor at Fudan Department of Mathematics, murdered the faculty's CCP secretary,… Continue reading Murder Case at China’s Fudan University – Professor Reportedly Killed Communist Party Secretary
Yao Ming carries the Olympic torch in Tiananmen Square for the 2008 Beijing Olympics (by 麦哲伦 via Wikimedia Commons) On June 4 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed that Beijing's hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics offers the chance to press China on its human rights record. "The pressure on China right now from the… Continue reading Are The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics a Propaganda Platform for the Chinese Communist Party?
Hong Kong event commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, 2005 (by laihiu / Lai Ryanne via Wikimedia Commons) After the Hong Kong government banned the annual commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, Hong Kongers have found new and creative ways to voice their support for human rights and remember the pro-democracy student movement that was violently… Continue reading Hong Kongers Find Creative Ways to Commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown Despite Government Ban
(photo by Jorge Láscar via Wikimedia Commons) In September 2020, Zhang Weiwei (张维为), the director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Shanghai’s Fudan University, said during an interview on Chinese television: The Chinese have a culture of ‘being kind to others’ and of giving face to others, which the West does not have. That’s… Continue reading Does China’s Regime Have a ‘Culture of Being Kind and of Giving Face to Others’?
Chengdu (by lxclb via Wikimedia Commons) US author Peter Hessler will leave China at the end of the semester after his contract at the Sichuan University-Pittsburgh Institute in Chengdu was not renewed. Hessler, who has written popular books on China such as River Town, Oracle Bones, Strange Stones and Country Driving, has been teaching non-fiction… Continue reading US Author Peter Hessler To Leave China After Losing Job At Sichuan University
On May 28, human rights activist Wang Aizhong (王爱忠) was detained by police in the city of Guangzhou, in southern China. In the afternoon of Friday, Wang Aizhong reportedly received a phone call from someone who claimed that his car had been damaged. When Wang left his apartment to check on his car, he was… Continue reading Chinese Human Rights Activist Wang Aizhong Detained By Police