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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: China
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Violence flares after Hong Kong protesters defy police ban 16.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.
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U.S. Must Challenge China Over Hong Kong, James Mattis Says: 'We Have to Stand With Them' 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tens of thousands of protesters descended on the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, calling on the Trump administration to lend more support.
'Hong Kongers Should Be Allies of the United States': Congress Urged to Enable Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Who Threaten Territory's Autonomy 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Hong Kongers are fighting for freedom, fighting for democracy, fighting for human rights," a pro-democracy activist said. "These are values that the United States stands for."
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China Warns Hong Kong Protesters It Will Crush Any Independence Movement After Demonstrators Appeal to U.S. for Support 9.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tens of thousands of activists descended on the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday to call for more backing from the U.S. government.
Hong Kong tells U.S. to stay out; students form protest chains 9.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity to push for democratic reforms after violent weekend clashes in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.

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What is more Western than democracy and concentration camps? 9.9.2019 Raw Story
The West appears, suddenly, devoid of its greatest virtues, constructed century after century, preoccupied now only with reproducing its own defects and with copying the defects of others, such as authoritarianism and the preemptive persecution of innocents. Virtues like tolerance and self-criticism have never been a weakness, as some now pretend, but quite the opposite: […]
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'The whole system is rotten. We want to tear it down': Hong Kong protests blaze on 9.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

The protests in Hong Kong have evolved into a movement that is no longer just about extradition.

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Some mainland Chinese support Hong Kong protests. China is punishing them into silence 8.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Mainlanders who deviate from the government line on Hong Kong protests are being threatened and detained.

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s ruthless ex-president, dies aged 95 6.9.2019 Raw Story
Robert Mugabe, the former guerrilla leader who held onto power in Zimbabwe for 37 years until forced out by the military with the economy mired in crisis, has died aged 95, the country’s president announced Friday. “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President… […]
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How Hong Kong Protesters' 'Tenacious' Tactics Are Confounding Police and China 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The leaderless crowds direct each other via encrypted messaging apps, creating a fluid, adaptable and stubborn mass street protests movement.
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Mitch McConnell Warns China Is 'Playing With Fire' in Hong Kong, Wants Trump to Take 'Forceful Action' if Beijing Conducts Tiananmen-style Massacre 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Senate majority leader said the Hong Kong protests are a "pivotal moment" for China, adding that "hopefully they will not go too far."
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam set to withdraw extradition bill 4.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

After 13 weeks of protests, Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam is expected to announce a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill that started the political crisis.

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The Real Cost of Your Blue Jeans 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Making the industry's 80 billion garments per year requires huge amounts of water and toxic chemicals. It employs every sixth person on Earth—most in dangerous conditions for very little money.
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China Used Twitter Porn Accounts to Spread Hong Kong Propaganda: Report 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Last month, Twitter took down almost 200,000 China-linked accounts that were trying to undermine the protests in Hong Kong.
Sources say China used iPhone hacks to target Uyghur Muslims 1.9.2019 techCrunch
A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, TechCrunch has learned. Sources familiar with the matter said the websites were part of a state-backed attack — likely China — designed to target the Uyghur community in the country’s Xinjiang state. It’s part of the latest […]
Hong Kong activists released on bail 30.8.2019 Raw Story
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group were granted bail Friday after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June. Authorities denied permission for a major march as they took what appears to be a harder line on this summer’s protests. The organizers of Saturday’s march, […]
Hong Kong's leaderless protest movement put to the test with arrest of prominent activists 30.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Prominent democracy activists Joshua Wong and Agnes Chow are arrested in Hong Kong as China gets tougher on challenges to Beijing's authority.

Pakistan's Kashmir Leader Says India Has Built 'World's Largest Open Air Prison' Across Border 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"India should be stopped and it's the duty of the United States of America," Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider told Newsweek as the United Nations also expressed concern.
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Can Fairphone 3 scale ethical consumer electronics? 27.8.2019 TechCrunch
Fairphone, the Dutch social enterprise that’s on a mission to rethink the waste and exploitation that underpins the business of consumer electronics, has unboxed its third smartphone. The handset, which is sold with the promise of longevity rather than cutting edge obsolescence, goes on pre-sale from today in Europe via Fairphone’s website with a suggested […]
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Australian writer faces espionage charge in China 27.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Australian government said on Tuesday it was "very concerned and disappointed" that a Chinese Australian writer had been formally arrested in China on suspicion of espionage.

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