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Liu Xiaobo's Death and Western Rights Advocacy

The news of imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's late-stage liver cancer last month sparked many international expressions of support but, as many critics have noted,

Police Calls Rally for Self-Proclaimed Charity 'Illegal'

Hundreds of investors gathered in Beijing on Monday to protest the government's investigation into Shanxinhui-a self-proclaimed charity that has been shut down

China Warns Botswana Over Dalai Lama Visit

The Dalai Lama will be visiting the small southern African nation of Botswana next month, where he is scheduled to deliver a public address at the sold out three-day Mind and Life Dialogue

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Police Calls Rally Supporting Self-Proclaimed Charity 'Illegal'

Hundreds of investors gathered in Beijing on Monday to protest the government's investigation into Shanxinhui-a self-proclaimed charity that has been shut down

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Fear and Self-censorship at the Hong Kong Book Fair

The 28th annual Hong Kong Book Fair ended in Wan Chai today. The week-long event fell short of its projected number of attendees, due in part to a tropical storm that led to a temporary

Former Political Star Facing Corruption Probe

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection confirmed on Monday that Sun Zhengcai, the former Party Secretary of Chongqing, is under investigation for serious disciplinary

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Bao Tong: Guo Wengui & 'Chinese Characteristics'

Bao Tong, once an aide to former CCP General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, was arrested in Beijing on May 28, 1989, just days before Zhao resigned in protest of Deng Xiaoping's use

Badiucao: Wicked Xi and the Poisoned Apple

China has been tightening up internet controls by targeting individuals' VPN access and expanding its crackdown on the use of foreign social media apps. Meanwhile, Apple

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Speak Out's Chengdu LGBT Conference Canceled

An event aimed at raising awareness of LGBT issues organized by advocacy group Speak Out in Chengdu, Sichuan‚ÄĒChina's unofficial gay capital, also known as “Gaydu,”‚ÄĒhas

Widow of Nobel Laureate Feared 'Disappeared'

Human Rights Watch fears that Beijing-based poet and artist Liu Xia, the wife of deceased Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been forcibly disappeared. She was with Liu when

The Road to Liu Xiaobo's Death, and the Path Beyond

The week since Nobel Peace laureate, democracy advocate, and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo died under police guard in a Shenyang hospital has seen a torrent of tributes, commentaries,

Liang Jing: Dilemmas of the Trump and Guo Dramas

In the fifth installment in a series of Radio Free Asia commentaries on billionaire fugitive Guo Wengui, Liang Jing examines commonalities between the national circumstances that

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Xinjiang Residents Forced to Install Spyware on Phones

At Global Voices, Oiwan Lam reports that residents in a district of Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, are being required to install the Jingwang (ŚáÄÁĹĎ,