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Cubans Protest for Freedom of Hong Kong Political Prisoners

A coalition of Latin American anti-communist activists, including Cuban dissidents who suffer regular repression on the island, organized a multi-continental set of peaceful assemblies Thursday calling for the freedom of 47 pro-democracy activists arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly violating an illegal “national security” law.

Berta Soler of the Ladies in White and former political prisoner Angel Moya conduct a home vigil in Cuba for 47 Hong Kong political prisoners, April 15, 2021

Biden Can’t Boycott Olympics Because Coca-Cola Is a Sponsor

Chinese officials and state media on Wednesday warned the Biden administration not to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics over human-rights complaints, claiming that such a boycott would “damage the spirit of the Olympic Charter” and inflict severe economic and political damage on the weakened United States.


China Dismisses Biden Sanctions as Redo of Trump Sanctions Already in Place

China’s state-run Global Times on Wednesday dismissed sanctions against 24 Chinese officials announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, sneering at Blinken’s combination of “strategic aggression” and “diffidence” and jeering that the officials he threatened to punish for the oppression of Hong Kong were already sanctioned by the Trump administration anyway.

US President Joe Biden speaks about lives lost to Covid after death toll passed 500,000, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, DC, February 22, 2021. - President Joe Biden called the milestone of more than 500,000 US deaths from Covid-19 "heartbreaking" on Monday and urged the …

Hong Kong Begins Full Overhaul of Election Laws to Please China

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam said on Monday that legislative elections, already postponed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic, could be delayed again while the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “reforms” the island’s electoral system to ensure only Communist loyalists can hold public office in the future.

People queue to cast their vote during the district council elections in Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong on November 24, 2019. - Hong Kong's voters turned out in record numbers on November 24 for local council elections that the city's pro-democracy movement hopes will pile pressure on the …