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In Britain, Xi Mute on Lawyer Crackdown

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William Ide, Joyce Huang

October 23, 2015 10:56 AM

BEIJING—Chinese President Xi Jinping’s multi-billion dollar deal-sealing trip to Britain this week has highlighted what rights activists say is a worrying trend by British authorities to keep quiet on human rights and concerns that the situation is getting worse in China.

And while Xi told reporters in Britain that Beijing has room to Continue reading

Tibetan voices on China’s control

20 October 2015
The first thing that strikes you about the monasteries clinging to the side of the mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau is their beauty.

Small, isolated communities of a few hundred monks, seemingly unperturbed with their white and gold stupas and prayer flags set against the almost impossible blue sky.

But anyone who stops to ask a few questions (although they are the kind of Continue reading

Critics Slam U.K. Government For ‘Selling Out’ to China on Rights

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As Chinese President Xi Jinping clinched investment deals worth some U.S.$30 billion on his state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, rights activists hit out at the British government for going back on its own principles and ignoring the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing crackdown on rights lawyers and ethnic minorities.

“If the U.K. Continue reading