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British journalists forced to leave China

Senior BBC journalist John Sudworth and his wife Yvonne Murray, a journalist for Ireland’s RTÉ news, have left China after mounting safety concerns. Ms Murray said her family left China due to the ‘pressure and threats from the Chinese government’ in relation to Mr Sudworth’s reports on the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang and…

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China Warns Biden and Denies Genocide

China has warned President Joe Biden to reverse his predecessor Donald Trump’s policy in Taiwan whilst denying Uygur Muslim genocide and supporting continuing control of Hong Kong. China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, has warned Biden against following Trump’s ‘dangerous practice’ of supporting Taiwan at the annual meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature. The island democracy split…

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Hong Kong Activists Jailed over protests

Three of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists have been jailed for their role in the ongoing protests. Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam, aged 24, 23, and 26 respectively, have all been convicted of “unauthorised assembly”. The activists were charged in court last month, for their participation in protests outside police headquarters in…

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Tensions rise between China and Taiwan

Taiwan’s national day has created further tension with China following a recent diplomatic conflict in Fiji.  The events unraveled when Taiwan’s trade office in Fiji held approximately 100 distinguished guests in the Grand Pacific Hotel in the Fijian capital, Suva. A fight broke off when Chinese officials were accused by Taiwan’s foreign ministry of  taking…

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China and Russia to join UN Human Rights Council

China and Russia have both been re-elected for another three-year term to the UN Human Rights council. China ran against five other nominations in the Asia-Pacific region and whilst votes for the country were significantly down from the previous election in 2016, Beijing maintained its seat. Russia ran unopposed for the seat in the Eastern…

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