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May 23, 2016

The Chinese government is paying its employees to generate positive comments on blog posts, and those positive comments totaled about 488 million from 2013 to 2014, a study from Harvard University researchers revealed last week.

May 23, 2016

A goup of retired academics and civil servants were not allowed to visit Urumqi, the seat of the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region of China and were forced to leave the country. Th

May 19, 2016

Family says youngster was on a job hunt as two other teenagers are also convicted of seeking to illegally depart the country.

Adem Karadag, one of two suspects in the deadly bomb attack at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on August 17, 2015, alleged that Thai authorities had tortured him in jail.  © 2015 Reuters
May 19, 2016

Thai authorities should promptly and impartially investigate the alleged torture of a suspect in the deadly bomb attack in Bangkok’s commercial district in August 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.

May 19, 2016

US researchers carry out first deep analysis of China’s government-backed internet warriors known as the ‘50-cent gang’

A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.
May 18, 2016

The use of possibly fake passports interrupts religious pilgrimage for about 100 Muslims from Xinjiang.

May 18, 2016

Kyrgyzstan’s authorities say they are investigating whether dozens of Chinese citizens detained in Turkey were holding Kyrgyz passports.

May 17, 2016

The year 2015 continued the downward spiral in human rights protections for the Uyghur community living in East Turkestan (officially the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China) and abroad.

A court official reads a decision confirming sentence to a death row inmate.
May 17, 2016

Though China continues to make liberal use of the death penalty—executing more people than the rest of the world combined—the Chinese public is less aware of “death row.”

May 16, 2016

China’s attempts to export its censorship and authoritarianism raise serious questions for all European countries.

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