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Hong Kong universities remove more monuments marking Tiananmen
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Hong Kong universities remove more monuments marking Tiananmen

      Two more Hong Kong universities have taken down monuments commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) tore down a Goddess of Democracy statue while Lingnan University removed a relief sculpture. The Chinese state has increasingly been cracking down on political dissent in Hong Kong.
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      CCP’s Suppression of Hong Kong Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ to Free World: Democracy Activist Nathan Law

      CCP’s Suppression of Hong Kong Is ‘Wake-Up Call’ to Free World: Democracy Activist Nathan Law

      “What’s happening in Hong Kong, what’s happening in Xinjiang, as the rest of China, is a wake-up call to the world. It is not just about … helping people in Hong Kong or helping people in Xinjiang, it’s about how we can defend democracy.”
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      New wave of pro-Beijing politicians spell trouble for democracy in Hong Kong

      New wave of pro-Beijing politicians spell trouble for democracy in Hong Kong

      Countries of the G7 expressed concern about China’s legal obligations and respect of fundamental rights in Hong Kong in a joint statement after the elections.
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      Harvard professor convicted by U.S. jury of lying about China ties

      Harvard professor convicted by U.S. jury of lying about China ties

      A Harvard University professor was convicted on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he lied about his ties to a China-run recruitment program in a closely-watched case stemming from a crackdown on Chinese influence within U.S. research.
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      ‘A Big Failure for the United States’: Florida’s DeSantis on Investing in China – Vision Times

      ‘A Big Failure for the United States’: Florida’s DeSantis on Investing in China – Vision Times

      Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his administration announced on Dec. 20 that they would move to take control of the state’s sizable retirement funds away from private asset managers who invest heavily in Communist China.
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      Biden signs Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, delivers another blow to China

      Biden signs Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, delivers another blow to China

      Biden signed the bill blocking imports from the Xinjiang region unless it’s proven they weren’t produced with forced labor, as well as a bill for ALS treatment.
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      EU set to spark trade war with China as Brussels plot tariffs over ‘price dumping’

      EU set to spark trade war with China as Brussels plot tariffs over ‘price dumping’

      THE EU is set to spark a trade war with China as Brussels plots tariffs on Beijing. The bloc is set to impose tariffs on imports of screws in response to claims that they are being sold by China at artificially low prices. The practice, known as "price dumping", endangers production in the EU as it drives sales towards the cheaper products.
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      Opinion | China Bullies Little Lithuania

      Norway wealth fund divests from China’s Yunnan Baiyao over pangolins

      Norway’s $1.4 trillion wealth fund has divested from Chinese pharmaceutical firm Yunnan Baiyao, saying the decision was because the company uses and sells body parts from pangolins, an endangered species.
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      Opinion | China Bullies Little Lithuania

      Opinion | China Bullies Little Lithuania

      With fewer than three million people, tiny Lithuania hardly poses a threat to China. But you wouldn’t know it from how Beijing is acting. The Chinese Communist government is throwing a fit because Lithuania allowed the opening of a Taiwanese Representative Office in Vilnius.
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      Renowned Chinese Lawyer Tang Jitian Disappears After Years of Standing Up for Falun Gong, Other Persecuted Groups – Vision Times

      Renowned Chinese Lawyer Tang Jitian Disappears After Years of Standing Up for Falun Gong, Other Persecuted Groups

      Tang Jitian, a Chinese human rights attorney, has not been heard from since Dec. 10. The last known when he texted friends to tell them he was planning to attend an event for Human Rights Day at the European Union office in Beijing. A few hours before the event was scheduled to begin, Tang said he did not “feel safe” and has not been heard from since.
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      Seeking to break free from the CCP, India has plans for solar energy

      Death of Political Prisoner in 1978 Reveals Earlier History of the CCP’s Live Organ Harvesting

      China Tribunal—an independent people’s tribunal based in London—released its final judgment (pdf) in 2020, concluding that “forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and that Falun Gong practitioners have been one—and probably the main—source of organ supply.”
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      Peng Shuai Retracts Sexual Allegations in First Public Appearance in Almost 3 Weeks – Vision Times

      Peng Shuai Retracts Sexual Allegations in First Public Appearance in Almost 3 Weeks – Vision Times

      In her first public appearance after nearly three weeks Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denied ever having alleged being sexually assaulted by a high-ranking
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      China’s Economy to Grow at 2nd-Slowest Pace in 3 Decades: World Bank Forecast

      China’s Economy to Grow at 2nd-Slowest Pace in 3 Decades: World Bank Forecast

      China’s economy has “cooled rapidly” and will slump further over the next year, according to World Bank forecasts. The bank said on Dec. 22 that it expects China’s inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) for 2021 to grow at 8 percent, lower than a projection of 8.5 percent in June. It further cut the country’s growth forecast for next year to 5.1 percent from 5.4 percent.
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      China’s most widely used covid vaccine ‘ineffective’ against omicron

      China’s most widely used covid vaccine ‘ineffective’ against omicron

      The new research represents a hammer blow for the country’s ‘zero-Covid’ policy and vaccine diplomacy efforts. Two doses plus a booster China’s most widely used vaccine are ineffective against the omicron variant, a laboratory study found, in a major blow to Beijing and countries it supplies with its jabs.
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