Are The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics a Propaganda Platform for the Chinese Communist Party?

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?

Chinese Human Rights Activist Wang Aizhong Detained By Police

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

Chinese Journalism Student Working For Foreign Media Outlet Arrested For Subverting State Power

A 22-year-old Chinese citizen was arrested on charges of subverting state power after he worked as an intern for a foreign media outlet that published articles critical of the Chinese Communist government, Chinese state media reported. On April 15 the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated its 6th National Security Education Day (全民国家安全教育日) to raise… Continue reading Chinese Journalism Student Working For Foreign Media Outlet Arrested For Subverting State Power

The Rise and Decline of Hong Kong – From the British Colonial Era to the Chinese Communist Takeover

Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest 2019 (by Studio Incendo via Wikimedia Commons) On 30 June 2020, the unelected, Communist Party-controlled legislature of the People's Republic of China (PRC) passed by a unanimous vote a new national security law for the former British colony of Hong Kong. According to Article 1, the law was enacted for the… Continue reading The Rise and Decline of Hong Kong – From the British Colonial Era to the Chinese Communist Takeover

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested

Joshua Wong (image by VOA via Wikimedia Commons) Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong has been arrested by police, according to a statement released by his party Demosisto. "Demosisto secretary general Joshua Wong was arrested at roughly 7:30 this morning en route to the South Horizons MTR station, when he was suddenly pushed into a… Continue reading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested

Tiananmen Square veteran Feng Congde refused entry to Hong Kong ahead of 30th anniversary of the 1989 massacre

Feng Congde, one of the leaders of the 1989 Tiananmen Square student movement, was denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of the 30th anniversary of the crackdown. On June 2 Feng Conde travelled from Japan to Hong Kong in order to attend the candlelight vigil that will be held in Victoria Park on June 4… Continue reading Tiananmen Square veteran Feng Congde refused entry to Hong Kong ahead of 30th anniversary of the 1989 massacre

Abducted Hong Kong bookseller has fled to Taiwan to avoid extradition to China

In 2015 Lam Wing-kei (林榮基), the founder of Hong Kong-based bookstore "Causeway Bay Books," which published salacious books critical of the Chinese Communist leadership, went missing after he travelled to mainland China. Lam was accused of trying to overthrow the Chinese Communist government by mailing illegal books to the mainland. He was one of five… Continue reading Abducted Hong Kong bookseller has fled to Taiwan to avoid extradition to China

China’s national security more important than Hong Kong’s autonomy, says director of Beijing’s liaison office

Wang Zhimin (王志民), Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and a member of the Communist Party Central Committee, welcomed the guilty verdict of 9 democracy activists and claimed that China's national security supersedes Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy. Wang made the remarks… Continue reading China’s national security more important than Hong Kong’s autonomy, says director of Beijing’s liaison office

Former Chinese Communist propagandist Ran Xiang asks for Australia’s help to save her detained husband

Ran Xiang, a former Chinese Communist Party propagandist who called herself "chairman of the wumao party", has given in interview tearfully complaining about the detention of her husband Yang Hengjun and calling on the Australian government to help them. Yang Hengjun, a writer and former Chinese official with Australian citizenship, was arrested in January upon… Continue reading Former Chinese Communist propagandist Ran Xiang asks for Australia’s help to save her detained husband

Chinese court sentences activists who sold liquor commemorating 1989 Tiananmen crackdown to three years in prison

Two Chinese activists who in 2016 sold liquor commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have been given suspended jail sentences. Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court found Fu Hailu (符海陆) and Zhang Juanyong (张隽勇) guilty of "picking quarrels and stirring up trouble" (寻衅滋事), a catch-all phrase used by the Chinese Communist regime to crack down on activists… Continue reading Chinese court sentences activists who sold liquor commemorating 1989 Tiananmen crackdown to three years in prison