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  • Australia, US, UK, Canada Criticize Hong Kong Mass Arrests

    January 11, 2021

    The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada issued a joint statement expressing “serious concern” about the arrest of 55 democracy activists and supporters in Hong Kong last week highlighting that “the National Security Law is being used to eliminate dissent and opposing political views.” 

  • HKFP: Over 50 Activists Arrested in Hong Kong

    January 08, 2021

    According to Hong Kong Free Press, over 50 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were arrested for allegedly violating the national security law by organizing and participating in the primaries for the postponed 2020 Legislative Council Election.

  • Reuter Explains Origins and Impact of Federalist Society

    January 06, 2021

    In an interview with Hungary-based Mandiner, Dean Reuter explains the origins, mission, and success of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy

  • Reuters:┬áChina Jails Citizen-Journalist over Wuhan Virus Reporting

    January 06, 2021

    A Chinese court handed down a four-year jail term to a citizen-journalist who reported from the central city of Wuhan at the peak of this year’s coronavirus outbreak on the grounds of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”.

  • Reuters: New Security Law leads to Nuns Arrested in Hong Kong

    January 05, 2021

    As Beijing continues to extinguish opposition voices under the new national security law, the Church as a whole in Hong Kong is coming under mounting pressure, including the arrests by mainland authorities of two Chinese nuns who work at the Vatican's mission.

  • Hong Kong: Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Sent Back to Jail

    January 05, 2021

    Following his recent release from prison, Hong Kong’s highest court has sent Jimmy Lai back to jail as he fights charges under the new Chinese national security law that accuse the media tycoon of collusion with foreign powers.

  • Atlantic Council: U.S. Imposes Sanctions to Halt Nord Stream 2

    January 05, 2021

    The U.S. Senate began 2021 by passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes sanctions designed to halt the Kremlin’s strategically important Nord Stream 2 pipeline project that would give Russia increased control over EU natural gas supplies.

  • Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Released on Bail

    December 29, 2020

    Media tycoon and democracy advocate Jimmy Lai was released on bail in Hong Kong, three weeks after being arrested under China's new Hong Kong national security law for allegedly colluding with a foreign country.

  • Russia Includes Nalvany Foundation on Expanded List of "Foreign Agents"

    December 28, 2020

    The Russian Justice Ministry has expanded the list of so-called "foreign agents" to include a foundation of Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny and other human rights and health-care organizations, requiring a report of their activities and potential financial audits. 

  • CCP Think Tank Staffer Offered to Pay for Sources

    December 28, 2020

    Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian writes in Axios about her experience with an individual on LinkedIn claiming to work for a think tank run by a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party department who offered financial compensation for the names of her sources.

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