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Jan 23, 2017

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice on Sunday that it will strictly contain the unapproved use of virtual private networks (VPNs) by Chinese firms. Many Chinese internet users are concerned about the announcement and fear that it will further close off China’s internet from the rest of the world.

China’s president Xi Jinping ensures a compliant media. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock
Jan 20, 2017

Dissenting opinions were stifled as journalists were forced to comply with restrictions on their freedom in orchestrated press conferences and interviews

Jan 20, 2017

From the time that President Xi Jinping said all party media “have the surname party”, the state media did not publish either dissenting voices or balanced reports of disasters or corruption.

China's President Xi Jinping and Swiss counterpart Doris Leuthard at Davos on Tuesday
Jan 18, 2017

Around 150 Tibetans and Uighurs protested in front of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday against a visit to Switzerland by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Jan 17, 2017

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that the World Economic Forum, which brings government leaders and big businessmen together in the Swiss resort of Davos, is lending itself as a platform to Chinese President Xi Jinping without any heed to the human rights situation in his country.

A map of Xinjiang showing the location of Aksu prefecture.
Jan 15, 2017

The move appears aimed at discouraging use of the tools as weapons in terrorist attacks in the volatile region.

A man with a bicycle walks past a building covered in posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Shanghai, China, on March 26, 2016.
Jan 13, 2017

Grip Tightens on Internet, Rights Activism, Hong Kong

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a session of the Communist Party of China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in Beijing, Jan. 6, 2017.
Jan 13, 2017

Human Rights Watch says President Xi Jinping ‘has embarked on the most intense crackdown since the Tiananmen era.’

Pedestrians walk past anti-terror propaganda posters pasted along the streets of Urumqi, farwest China's Xinjiang region on September 16, 2014. Ilham Tohti, a former university professor from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority is facing a life sentence for separatism, as critics warn the prosecution will worsen in violence-wracked Xinjiang.  GOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images
Jan 12, 2017

A town in the restive region of Xinjiang has ordered that citizens engrave their ID numbers on all knives.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi holds a meeting with Interpol president Meng Hongwei (left) in Beijing.  BERNAMA pix.
Jan 12, 2017

Malaysian police have arrested and deported 28 militants back to China since 2013.

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