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China: Canon’s Large Severance Packages Make Chinese Think Again
Recently, Canon Zhuhai Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Canon located in Zhuhai, China, announced its closure and a large severance package for departing employees.  The minimum severance for each employee is 300,000 yuan ($47,381), and...
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Human Rights Watch’s 2022 Annual Report Explores Human Rights Challenges in Southeast Asia
On Jan. 13, the international organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW), released a 752-page report listing the world’s human rights issues and providing a broader view of what numerous countries are doing in the face of...
Beijing Artist and Falun Gong Practitioner Xu Na Handed 8-Year Sentence for Reporting on COVID-19 Outbreak
Well known Falun Gong practitioner and Beijing-based painter Xu Na has been sentenced to eight years in prison on Jan. 16 after a sham trial — the latest round of abuse she has endured in...
Athletes Warned Against Speaking About Politics at Beijing Olympics
China has issued a warning to foreign athletes about potential punishment they may face for speech that is "against the Olympic spirit" or “violates Chinese law” at the upcoming Winter Olympics.Yang Shu, deputy director general...
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Human Rights Watch’s ‘World Report 2022’ Slams China’s Human Rights Record
Human Rights Watch (HRW), an independent international organization established in 1978, is an organization that, according to its website, “works to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.” HRW released...
Lawyer Xie Yang Detained by Chinese Secret Agents After Multiple Bouts of Torture and Harassment
In 2017, Xie Yang was arrested by authorities in China, shackled to a metal chair and ordered to explain why he had joined an "illegal" anti-Communist Party network. On the second day, he was moved...
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Martin Luther King Jr.–The Makings of a Hero
As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday this Monday, let us reflect and remember what it was that made him one of the greatest inspirational heroes of our nation. King himself was inspired by...
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State Department Calls on Beijing to Allow Guo Feixiong Reunion With His Family in the US
U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price released a statement on Jan. 14 calling on Beijing to immediately grant Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong permission to travel to the U.S. to be reunited with his...
‘Unsilenced’ Tells a Story of Chinese Persecution–And International Compliance
In the latest work by award winning filmmaker Leon Lee, an enthralling story about Falun Gong — a spiritual practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese regime since 1999 — comes alive on the...