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  • Russia: Proposal to Request Personal Data for Social Media Use

    March 29, 2021

    In reaction to concerns that U.S. social media is failing to comply with Russian laws, Russia’s communications regulator has drafted a law that requesting that social media and online messenger users hand over their passport data, addresses and other information to guarantee security.

  • Freed Pro-Democracy Activists Back in Custody in Hong Kong

    March 26, 2021

    Eight Hong Kong democracy activists, jailed in China last year after being captured at sea, were released and immediately taken back into custody for their roles in pro-democracy protests once they arrived back in Hong Kong.

  • Navalny's Allies Call for Major Protest Across Russia

    March 24, 2021

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's allies called for a new massive protest across the country to demand his release from prison posting a statement on Navalny's website urging Russians to sign up for the protests.

  • U.S. Sanctions 24 Chinese, Hong Kong Officials

    March 24, 2021

    In reaction to Hong Kong’s new electoral law that will reduce the proportion of those who are directly elected and just ahead of the first face-to-face meeting with China, The U.S. has sanctioned an additional 24 Chinese and Hong Kong officials involved with the ongoing crackdown on political freedoms.

  • U.S. State of Oklahoma Passes Resolution Asserting Sovereignty

    March 24, 2021

    In an effort to combat H.R. 1, the “For the People Act of 2021” and H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021” in which the U.S. government attempts to usurp states’ rights,  the Oklahoma House of Representatives adopted two resolutions that assert Oklahoma’s state sovereignty.

  • Gosling: Navigating the Three Seas Initiative

    March 24, 2021

    The Three Seas Initiative (3SI), a partnership to develop infrastructure across Central and Eastern European (CEE), recently came to the attention of the U.S. House of Representatives, who passed a bipartisan resolution in support of the initiative which seeks to fill in the missing links in the region’s transport, energy and digital infrastructure, and is being met with mixed reactions abroad.

  • France24: Western Nations Sanction China Over Rights Abuses

    March 24, 2021

    In what is the first such coordinated Western action against Beijing under President Joe Biden, the United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials for human rights abuses in Xinjiang which sparked quick retribution from China.

  • UK Declares Push for New, ‘Open’ and Democratic World Order

    March 17, 2021

    Boris Johnson’s government has declared the the UK will help shape a new global order and leave behind an “outdated” international system, outlining how post-Brexit Britain will seek to build strategic and commercial alliances away from Europe, especially in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • HRW: Navalny Persecution Just the Tip of the Russian Crackdown

    March 17, 2021

    Human Rights Watch investigates a political struggle underway in Russia of which Navalny is only the most visible part, highlighting the struggle for anyone who has expressed public discontent with the Kremlin’s rule, which imposes a wide array of  penalties to prevent people from airing grievances.

  • China Approves Plan to ‘Improve' Hong Kong Elections

    March 12, 2021

    Following the Chinese government’s announcement that they would revamp Hong Kong's electoral system earlier this month,  China's parliament overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal on "improving the electoral system" of Hong Kong, further restricting the ability of people in the city to freely elect their leaders.

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