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teng-biao-crack down on Chinese civil society
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Interview with Teng Biao, founder of Open Constitution Initiative: the crackdown on Chinese civil society will continue

Teng Biao (滕彪) is a Chinese human rights activist and lawyer, president of China Against the Death Penalty, co-founder of the Open Constitution Initiative and … Read more

Hong Kong activists
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China moves to bar Hong Kong activists as fear grows over intervention

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s parliament passed a ruling on Monday that effectively bars two elected Hong Kong pro-independence politicians from taking office, Beijing’s most direct intervention in the territory’s legal and political system since the 1997 handover.

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No Enemies, No Hatred
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No Enemies, No Hatred

When the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on December 10, 2010, its recipient, Liu Xiaobo, was in Jinzhou Prison, serving an eleven-year sentence for what Beijing called “incitement to subvert state power.”

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Bookseller Lam Wing-kee takes part in a protest march with pro-democracy lawmakers and supporters in Hong Kong
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4000 Hong Kong protesters voice against China on bookseller detentions

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Over 4,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Saturday to protest against China’s detention of five booksellers whose shop published gossipy books about Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping.

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Capitalism Without Democracy
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Capitalism Without Democracy

Over the past three decades, China has undergone a historic transformation. Once illegal, its private business sector now comprises 30 million businesses employing more than 200 million people and accounting for half of China’s Gross Domestic Product.

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Just One Child
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Just One Child

“This is a seminal contribution to policy making as a subject of anthropological study. But to say only this would obscure the often gripping and intricate story of Chinese expert politics, where rocket scientists seized the initiative in defining historic demographic policy.

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