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Section: Victims of Communism (USA)

    September 8th, 2017

    CHINA China’s Diplomatic Ties With Ally North Korea Are Fraying NBC News When Kim Jong Un inherited power in North Korea in late 2011, then-Chinese president Hu Jintao was outwardly supportive of the untested young leader, predicting that “traditional friendly cooperation” between the countries would strengthen. Since 2013, ties between the...

    Where is Home? The Paradoxes and Potential of the Latvian diaspora
    Sep16

    Where is Home? The Paradoxes and Potential of the Latvian diaspora

    Rita Laima’s new memoir, Skylarks & Rebels, chronicles her unique personal story, and in so doing, captures the trajectory of Latvian history and grapples with the crises of identity faced by all exiles and émigrés. Laima was born in the United States to Latvian parents who were forced to flee their country’s postwar Soviet...

    September 11th, 2017
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    September 11th, 2017

    CHINA Taiwanese Activist Pleads Guilty to Chinese Subversion Charges Daily Mail A Taiwanese democracy activist pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempting to subvert Chinese government power during a trial in China that his wife called a “political show” and further soured cross-strait ties. Lee Ming-cheh appeared alongside a Chinese...

    August 29th, 2017
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    August 29th, 2017

    BELARUS Watchdog Condemns Belarus’s Persecution Of Independent Journalists RFE/RL The journalism watchdog group Reporters Without Borders on August 24 condemned the increasing persecution of independent journalists in Belarus, citing the ongoing trials of five journalists. The group said that correspondents for Belsat TV, a Belarusian...

    August 28th, 2017
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    August 28th, 2017

    CHINA As Economic Crises Loom, A New China Struggles To Be Born Roger Garside, Prospect I left China convinced that its problems are insoluble without political change, but knowing that today’s leadership is implacably opposed to that. Between the dynamism of the private sector and the growth of Christianity, on the one hand, and the...

    August 22nd, 2017
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    August 22nd, 2017

    CHINA Prominent Chinese Rights Activist Jiang Tianyong “Confesses” To Inciting Subversion Of State Power Catherine Lai, Hong Kong Free Press A prominent rights defence figure in China, Jiang Tianyong previously worked on numerous high-profile cases, including defending activist Cheng Guangcheng and lawyer Gao Zhisheng before he was disbarred in...

    August 17th, 2017
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    August 17th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Democracy Campaigners Jailed Over Anti-China ProtestsTom Phillips, THE GUARDIAN
 Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders were jailed for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known...

    August 15th, 2017
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    August 15th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Police Arrest Activist Over Abduction ClaimBBC A democracy activist in Hong Kong who claimed he was abducted and tortured by mainland Chinese agents has been arrested by police. Authorities are accusing Howard Lam of providing misleading information. Mr. Lam claimed last week he was abducted because of his efforts to get in touch...

    August 14th, 2017
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    August 14th, 2017

    CHINA China’s Wechat, Weibo And Baidu Under InvestigationBBCChina says it is investigating its largest social media platforms—Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba—for alleged violations of cyber security laws. The Cyberspace Administration said people had been using the three platforms to spread terror-related material, rumors and obscenities. The...

    August 9th, 2017
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    August 9th, 2017

    CHINA The Contradictory World Of Chinese JournalismPal Nyiri, THE INTERPRETEREarlier this year, The New York Times reported that Yang Jisheng, a former senior journalist for China’s main state-owned news agency, Xinhua, was forbidden from traveling to Harvard to accept an award for his book on the famine induced by Chairman Mao’s...

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