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Legal Scholars Predict ‘Endless Harm’ from Chinese Law Against Insulting ‘National Spirit’

hina is preparing to impose yet another in a long series of increasingly draconian “national security” laws, this time criminalizing anything that “undermines” China’s “national spirit” or “harms the feelings” of the country as a whole. Legal scholars quickly pointed out that such a vague and open-ended law would give every official in China’s vast bureaucratic army the power to punish anything that offends their personal sensibilities.

TOPSHOT - A protester is detained by police as violent demonstrations take place in the streets of Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. - Police fanned out across Hong Kong on October 1 …

Xi Jinping Defends Uyghur Genocide in Surprise East Turkistan Visit

Chinese dictator Xi Jinping defended the alleged successes of his ongoing genocide of Uyghur and other Turkic people during a visit to occupied East Turkistan this weekend, urging Communist Party leaders there to continue efforts to eliminate the Uyghur language, transport slaves nationwide, and make the region more “culturally advanced.”

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Ex-Political Prisoner Flees China for Freedom on a Jet Ski

South Korea’s Coast Guard confirmed this week that it had arrested a man from China attempting to enter the country on a jet ski. In remarks on Wednesday, a human rights campaigner confirmed that the man in question was anti-communist dissident Kwon Pyong, who served an 18-year prison sentence in 2017 for wearing an anti-Xi Jinping shirt.

QIONGHAI, CHINA - MAY 19: A man drives a jet ski along Wanquan River at sunset on May 19, 2020 in Qionghai, Hainan Province of China. (Photo by Meng Zhongde/VCG via Getty Images)

China Begins Purging Health Sector Post-Pandemic

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) announced a “sweeping and more vigorous than ever” campaign against corruption in Chinese health care this week, allegedly intended to eradicate widespread bribery and kickback schemes in medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and academia.

A health worker passes a vial got be used in a nucleic acid test to detect COVID-19 at the press centre for the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in a closed loop hotel to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on October 14, 2022 in Beijing, China. …

China Erases Purged Foreign Minister Qin Gang from Internet

The Chinese government began erasing mentions of former Foreign Minister Qin Gang – who has not been seen publicly since June 25 and lost his position this week – from the Foreign Ministry’s website on Tuesday and has refused to answer questions about his status in subsequent days.

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 9: Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang address the media during a joint Press conference in the German Foreign ministry on May 9, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. High on the meeting's agenda is reportedly Russia's war in Ukraine, in which China is seeking to play a negotiating …

Report: John Kerry Admits China Climate Trip Is a Failure

U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry concluded his flying three-day trip to Beijing on Wednesday with his reported admission no agreement with China, the world’s single largest producer of greenhouse gases, has been reached on further actions to slash carbon pollution.

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18: U.S. climate envoy John Kerry meets with Chinese Premier Li Qiang (not pictured) in the Great Hall of the People on July 18, 2023 in Beijing, China. Kerry is in Beijing to restart climate negotiations between the world's two biggest polluters, which together account for …