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A Summary: Draft Senate Resolution to Combat Chinese Government’s Human Rights and Security Violations

Yesterday, on 8 April 2021, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID) announced that they have introduced a draft resolution, entitled the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, addressing a multiplicity of issues regarding the People’s Republic of China. Additionally, Menendez announced that a business meeting will convene next Wednesday, 14 April, for the Senate […]

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Noteworthy Hong Kong Democracy Activists Convicted of Unlawful Assembly Over Peaceful 2019 Protests

On Thursday, April 1st, a group of seven leading Hong Kong democracy activists were each convicted for their organization of, or participation in, ‘unlawful assembly’, a reference to the 2019 largely peaceful democratic protests against the introduction of a problematic extradition bill. The prison sentences for Jimmy Lai, Martin Lee, Albert Ho, Leung Kwok-hung, Lee

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#XinjiangCotton Trends Worldwide as Chinese Celebrities Cut Ties with Brands that have Condemned Xinjiang Forced Labor

Days after the coordinated sanctions on Chinese officials for their responsibility and/or complicity in the genocide of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang via surveillance, imprisonment, torture, sterilization, and forced labor, tens of American and international fashion brands have severed partnerships with Xinjiang businesses likely tied to forced labor of minorities. A year ago

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New Hong Kong School Regulations Mirror Those Found in Mainland China

Last week, on 4 February 2021, the Hong Kong Education Bureau (HK EDB) issued a new set of regulations for schools pursuant to the novel Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (a.k.a. the Hong Kong National Security Law) which was implemented in June

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Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act Shows U.S. Solidarity With Hong Kong Freedom Fighters

Photo by Manson Yim on Unsplash In early July, it was announced that US Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and US Representatives John Curtis (R-UT) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives a landmark bill that could potentially provide Hong Kong protesters with an escape route

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Hong Kong’s New National Security Law Poses Threat to Human Rights and Religious Freedom

Photo by Erika Giraud on Unsplash Cardinal Joseph Zen of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, in light of the recent passage of the oppressive national security law, claimed on his personal Facebook profile that “If right and proper words were considered against their law, I will endure all the suing, trials and arrests. Numerous

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