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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: China
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In a ‘stunning rebuke’, UN Human Rights Council rejects Saudi membership bid 14.10.2020 Raw Story
Human rights groups hailed the snub to Saudi Arabia, which deals a blow to the kingdom’s attempts to improve its image in the international community. “The #HRC elections today delivered a stunning rebuke to #SaudiArabia under Mohammed bin Salman,” tweeted Bruno Stagno, a deputy executive director at Human Rights Watch, referring to the country’s crown […]
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The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump 13.10.2020
If Donald Trump is reelected, don’t expect U.S. sales to the Middle East -- or their murderous effects -- to ...
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China leads UN call for US to end ‘coercive’ sanctions 6.10.2020 Raw Story
China, Russia and two dozen other countries called on the United States and Western countries to end the use of unilateral sanctions, which they said make it harder to deal with Covid-19. In a statement read by Chinese envoy Zhang Jun at the United Nations, they accused the United States of violating human rights, systematic […]
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Pompeo urges Vatican to condemn China over human rights abuses 1.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Pompeo made the appeal at a conference on religious freedom organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, with top Vatican officials in the audience.

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A nightmare comes true for 12 Hong Kongers arrested at sea, now in Chinese detention 25.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

What sparked Hong Kong's mass protests last year — fear of extradition to mainland China — has become a dark reality for 12 Hong Kong families.

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A Pakistani father's ordeal: China seized his Uighur son and sent his daughters to an orphanage 25.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

China's oppression of Muslims reaches beyond Xinjiang into Pakistan. Why does it stay quiet?

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Tensions rise in Ecuador and Peru as Chinese fishing fleet moves south from Galapagos 24.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

A Chinese fishing fleet of roughly 300 vessels has been scooping up sea life near the Galapagos Islands and is now moving south into Peruvian waters.

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Mike Pompeo Brought His Backward View of Human Rights to the UN. Europe Wasn’t Buying It. 24.9.2020 Mother Jones
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged foreign leaders to “secure unalienable rights” in a United Nations speech on Wednesday, which laid the “crisis” in international human rights at the feet of longtime American adversaries and multilateral bodies like the UN. “Authoritarian governments, from China to Iran to Venezuela, are depriving our fellow human beings of […]
China stakes claim as climate leader while lambasting US ‘obstruction’ 23.9.2020 Raw Story
The US is guilty of “obstructing” the global fight against emissions, China said Wednesday, as Beijing seized the climate agenda by vowing to go carbon neutral by 2060 — a target welcomed by environmentalists despite its patchy detail. The goals, which include a pledge to reach peak emissions in 2030, are still the most concrete […]
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Trump slams China in U.N. speech echoing his campaign themes 23.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

President Trump hit China unusually hard in a video address to a virtual United Nations General Assembly, with two audiences in mind: global and U.S. voters.

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How Disney's 'Mulan' became one of 2020's most controversial movies 12.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

"Mulan's" star sided with Hong Kong police over pro-democracy protesters last year. This week, it was revealed that Disney shot in a province known for persecution of Uighurs.

Endorsement: Joe Biden isn't 'anybody but Trump.' He's the right fit for our polarized time 10.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Democratic nominee will face greater challenges than any president since F.D.R. We're confident he's up to the task.

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'If we lose this, we lose everything': Government push to teach in Chinese sparks Mongol resistance 3.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Teachers and students have refused to comply with a new bilingual education program in Inner Mongolia. The state is cracking down in response.

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'America First' vs. America in the world. On most foreign policy issues, Trump and Biden vary widely 26.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In foreign policy, Joe Biden would dismantle President Trump's actions while the incumbent would stay his unpredictable course.

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Op-Ed: China is desperate to stop Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Now it's lamely blaming foreign groups 19.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Unable to put down Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, Beijing is pretending the movement is the result of nefarious foreign influences.

On China, Biden may have little choice but to continue Trump's hard-line policy 14.8.2020 LA Times: Business

Biden will rally allies and set a new tone, yet underneath his China policy may look closer to Trump's than to Obama's a decade ago.

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and media mogul Jimmy Lai is released on bail 12.8.2020 Raw Story
Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai walked free on bail Wednesday, over a day after he and other critics of China were rounded up by police as part of a widening crackdown on dissent. When Lai left a police station he was swarmed by dozens of cheering supporters, some of whom waved copies of […]
Hong Kongers defy China, rush to buy pro-democracy newspaper after owner’s arrest 11.8.2020 Raw Story
Hong Kongers rushed to buy pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Tuesday in a show of support for its owner, who was arrested a day earlier as police rounded up critics of China. A crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong has gathered pace since China imposed a sweeping security law in June, with opposition politicians disqualified and activists arrested for […]
US says Beijing has ‘eviscerated’ Hong Kong freedoms 10.8.2020 Raw Story
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he is “deeply troubled” by the Hong Kong arrest of pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai, accusing Beijing of an assault on rights and freedoms in the territory. “I’m deeply troubled by reports of the arrest of @JimmyLaiApple under Hong Kong’s draconian National Security Law,” Pompeo tweeted, calling […]
China sanctions 11 Americans in retaliation for US move 10.8.2020 Raw Story
China on Monday sanctioned 11 Americans, including senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, in retaliation for similar US moves prompted by Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong. Washington last week accused 11 officials of suppressing “freedom and democratic processes” in Hong Kong, including city leader Carrie Lam, and announced plans to freeze their US assets. It […]
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