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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: China
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U.S. Should Close Migrant 'Concentration Camps' Before Complaining About Xinjiang Abuses, Chinese Media Says 19.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mike Pompeo prompted an angry response by branding China's re-education camps "the stain of the century."
‘Hideous’ and ‘hypocritical’: China hits back at US over religious freedom 19.7.2019 Raw Story
Beijing on Friday criticised US Vice President Mike Pence and top diplomat Mike Pompeo as “hideous” and “hypocritical” after they called for religious freedom in China at a major meeting in Washington. Secretary of State Pompeo said Thursday that Washington will create a new international body to campaign for religious freedom, speaking after a conference […]
Scarborough Suggests Trump Wants America to Be ‘Ethnically Cleansed’ 19.7.2019 NewsBusters
Wednesday night’s Trump rally in Greenville, North Carolina justifiably came under fire from the media when the crowd starting chanting “send her back” in response to President Trump’s criticisms of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a chant Trump later disavowed. The hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, however, proved their own dispositions were just as bad, if not worse. On Thursday, the show's cast completely melted down over the chant by the crowd. After referring to it as a “Nuremberg ...
In rare US criticism, Pence urges Saudis to free blogger Badawi 18.7.2019 Raw Story
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to free Raif Badawi, a blogger jailed and publicly whipped for insulting Islam, in a rare criticism of the US ally as he vowed to champion religious freedom worldwide. Speaking to dozens of government ministers who flew in for a conference on religious liberty, Pence offered […]
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Pompeo announces new global body on religious freedom 18.7.2019 Raw Story
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States will create a new international body to campaign for religious freedom, following a major meeting in Washington. Dubbed the International Religious Freedom Alliance, Pompeo said that details of the group were still being worked out but that it would “bring like-minded countries together” to […]
On Foreign Policy, Biden Is The Anti-Trump 13.7.2019 Outside the Beltway
Joe Biden delivered his first major foreign policy address of the campaign. It's not perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.
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Today: Not on Their Front Walk 11.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In L.A., private citizens are putting up barriers along public sidewalks to prevent homeless people from setting up tents.

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Not on Their Front Walk

Chain link and orange mesh fences. Rosebushes and spiky cactuses. Huge planters. Frustrated by homeless encampments and L.A.’s uneven response...

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Defying China blacklist, some Hong Kong celebrities are speaking out during protests 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hong Kong singer Denise Ho spoke past two interruptions by a Chinese diplomat at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.

Ho said that Hong Kong’s democracy and human rights were under “serious attack” and that China should be removed from the council for kidnapping booksellers,...

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Hong Kong’s Leader Declares Controversial Bill ‘Dead,’ Protesters Aren’t Satisfied 9.7.2019 Outside the Beltway
The government in Hong Kong keeps conceding ground to the protests that have taken hold in the city, but the protesters have more fundamental objections.
In Hong Kong, one protester pulls off his mask and defines a movement 6.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

There were hundreds of protesters in the legislative chamber that night, but only one face.

Brian Leung Kai-ping had dressed carefully for the day’s protests against a Beijing-backed extradition bill, donning the new uniform of Hong Kong’s young activists: black T-shirt, yellow hard hat, goggles...

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It's Not Just America—China Is Forcibly Separating Thousands of Children From Their Families 5.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Beijing is pursuing a vast campaign of sinicization in the western region of Xinjiang, where the majority of the population is Muslim.
First Hong Kong protested. Now it’s Wuhan, China. What makes it Beijing’s latest headache? 5.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

On suffocating summer nights in Wuhan city, China, the smell of burning garbage drifts through the air, so acrid that people close their windows and complain they cannot get to sleep. And when local authorities recently tried to rush through a waste-to-energy plant to incinerate garbage, they provoked...

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Today: ‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’ 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After weeks of peaceful protests in Hong Kong, a group of demonstrators turned violent on a key anniversary.

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‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’

In Hong Kong, July 1 is an official holiday meant for celebrating the territory’s handover in 1997 from British to Chinese rule that usually...

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Donald Trump Gets 'Giddy' Hanging Out With Dictators Like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un, CNN's Anderson Cooper Says 2.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cooper's segment, titled "There's something about a dictator," detailed the president's concerning rapport with the world's most controversial leaders.
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Peace With North Korea Should Be a Priority for US Progressives 2.7.2019 Truthout.com
Steps toward denuclearization and peace with North Korea are key to advancing global security.
Tucker Carlson Defends Trump For Liking Kim Jong-Un: North Korea is 'Monstrous' But 'To Lead a Country' Means 'Killing People' 1.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Not on the scale that the North Koreans do, but a lot of countries commit atrocities, including a number that we're closely allied with," Tucker Carlson said.
Hong Kong is just the latest battleground in China’s war on human rights 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: As China lays bare the designs of its authoritarian system, more people around the world are becoming aware of China’s suppression of the rule of law and human rights in Hong Kong and the constant oppression over Taiwan (“How an obscure Taiwan murder case led to Hong Kong’s mega-protests...

Alphabet is under pressure from protesters at its annual meeting 19.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Google workers, shareholders and activists used the annual meeting of parent Alphabet Inc. to protest a range of issues, including contractor rights and the tech giant’s business in China.

Shareholders filed proposals asking Alphabet management to scrap noncompete agreements, claw back compensation...

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Google to face shareholders on censored ‘Dragonfly’ search in China 19.6.2019 techCrunch
Another day, another shareholder suit. This time it’s Google in the spotlight. Shareholders have tabled a resolution which, if passed, would demand Google put the brakes on its controversial search engine efforts in China. The program, internally dubbed “Dragonfly,” is said to be a censorship-friendly search engine with the capability to hide results at the […]
The People Stood Up. The Government Backed Down. 19.6.2019 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here. Who wanted to legalize the seizing of people off the streets and their forced removal to mainland China? Not the people of Hong Kong, who have rallied to make it resoundingly clear that […]
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