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Sam Brownback, the U.S. ambassador for religious freedom, delivered a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club on March 8.
US Envoy for Religious Freedom Takes China to Task in Hong Kong
Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom, delivered a speech during a visit to Hong Kong strongly criticizing the People’s Republic of China for its “war on faith.” Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club...
In a Secret Trial, Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Received a 4-Year Sentence
Lawyer Wang Quanzhang, 42, has been sentenced to over four years’ imprisonment following a secret trial held in the city of Tianjin, to the protests of the Chinese rights community and his wife Li Wenzu....
Peking University Professor Urges China to Break With Communism
Shortly after the New Year, Peking University's retired Professor Zheng Yefu (鄭也夫) made a direct and daring appeal to the Chinese authorities in his Jan. 4 article titled Causes for the Difficult Birth of Political...
How China Began a New Era of Repression
On Dec. 18, Chinese leaders celebrated the 40th anniversary of the “reform and opening up” that propelled their country from one of the world’s poorest to the second-biggest economy on earth. But despite the predictions...
Chinese Transplant Surgeon Disinvited From International Summit
A Chinese organ transplant expert was barred from participating in the annual China-Israel Innovation and Investment Summit, following reports that he may be involved with the crime of murdering prisoners of conscience for their organs....
Honoring 100 Million Victims of Communism
In November 1917, Vladimir Lenin’s revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, overthrowing the legal Russian government and establishing the world’s first communist regime. [caption id="attachment_125769" align="aligncenter" width="322"] In November 1917, Vladimir Lenin’s revolutionaries...
A Chinese Dissident’s Wife May Have Become Beijing’s Diplomatic Tool
Following eight years of house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Prize for Peace laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in Germany on Tuesday, July 10. Her brother, Liu Hui, remains in China....