How the Chinese Communist Party Moves Against Academic Freedom—in Western Countries

RUTH INGRAM | BITTER WINTER Beijing’s stranglehold on free speech, not only at home, but increasingly across the globe, is alarming academics in the free world. The CCP has tightened its noose around critics of the regime, not only within its own borders. In a move which threatens academic freedoms everywhere, any student or educator […]

Australia Offers Safe Haven to Hongkongers in Wake of Draconian Security Law

<!–[CDATA[ Lau Siu-fung and Hwang Chun-mei | Radio Free Asia Australia on Thursday said it was suspending its extradition agreement with China and extending stays for visa-holders from Hong Kong, after the ruling Chinese Communist Party imposed a draconian security law on the city that threatens anyone criticising the authorities or showing support for the […]

Hong Kong: Two Journalists Face Heavy Jail Term for Documenting the Occupation of the Legislative Council Building

<!–[CDATA[[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Hong Kong Secretary for Justice to drop the absurd rioting charges against the two reporters who documented the occupation of the Legislative Council building. On June 10th, almost a year after the brief occupation of the Legislative Council building […]

China Pressures World Into Silence on Its Human Rights Record: Report

<!–[CDATA[ Cathy He | New Tang Dynasty The Chinese regime’s intensifying efforts to thwart global scrutiny of its human rights abuses pose an “existential threat” to the international system, a rights group said on Jan. 14. Human Rights Watch (HRW), a U.S.-based nonprofit, in an annual report documenting human rights conditions around the world, said the Chinese […]

An Urgent Appeal: Stop Police Brutality in Hong Kong

We have been horrified to see reports of police firing teargas, pepper-spray and rubber bullets at close-range at shoppers, peaceful protesters and innocent by-standers on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and again on Saturday 28 December. We are profoundly disturbed by scenes of children and young people being severely beaten, and of rubber bullets being fired into people’s faces