“Government security paranoia in the run-up to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October has led to a reinforcement of online censorship and abusive behaviour towards foreign journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said today.
The Empire State Building's publicists inform us -- like they're proud of it! -- that tomorrow ESB will glow red and yellow to honor the 60th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China. At 10 a.m. members of the Consul General of the People's Republic, including Consul General Peng Keyu, will "flip the light switch on a scale model of the Empire State Building," and either America will blow up or the lights will go on.
Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou was elected last year largely to improve the island's economy through closer links with China. His government is misinterpreting that mandate to include closer ties with China's authoritarian politics, too.
In the aftermath of the forceful police suppression of a demonstration held by Uyghurs in the far western region of Xinjiang on July 5 and outbreaks of violence starting that day, authorities in Xinjiang and Beijing have taken steps to restrict lawyers' activities defending people accused of committing crimes on July 5
Following the forceful police suppression of a demonstration held by Uyghurs in the far western region of Xinjiang on July 5 and outbreaks of violence starting that day, Xinjiang authorities have reported on continuing detentions and arrests in connection to events on July 5.
The Kaohsiung Film Archive and the organizing committee of the 2009 Kaohsiung Film Festival yesterday announced it would go ahead with plans to screen The 10 Conditions of Love, a documentary about exiled Uighur rights activist Rebiya Kadeer, during the festival beginning on Oct. 16.
The WUC and UHRP have jointly submitted an alternative report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) for consideration during the 56th session of the Committee from November 9 to December 9, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.