June Cheng

June is the East Asia correspondent for WORLD Magazine. Follow June on Twitter @JuneCheng_World.

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Xinjiang, land of freedom?

China | Against mounting evidence, China denies the systematic detention of Uighur minorities
by June Cheng
Posted 8/16/18, 09:13 am

For months, international media and human rights activists have sounded an alarm about the internment of at least 1 million ethnic Uighur Muslims in re-education camps in China’s western region of Xinjiang. Last week, a United Nations committee raised the issue for the first time.

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‘Violated and obstructed’

China | Chinese churches protest persecution and censorship, and Google reportedly makes plans to help Communist officials block information
by June Cheng
Posted 8/09/18, 09:18 am

In a statement released late last month, 34 house churches in Beijing called on the Chinese government to respect the freedom of religious belief clause in the Chinese Constitution. Since Communist officials implemented new religious regulations back in February, house churches around China have faced greater government pressure: In some areas, police have shut down church gatherings, banned children from attending services, and forced churches to take down crosses.

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Kenneth Hu

Censorship education

Higher Education | In Spain, a university professor warns of growing Chinese pressure on academia
by June Cheng
Posted 7/27/18, 04:08 pm

Last October, the Taiwan studies faculty at the University of Salamanca in northwest Spain planned a “Taiwan Cultural Days” event with a speech from Simon Ko, the Taiwan representative to Spain; a martial arts demonstration; an introduction to Taiwanese music and dance; and a sampling of popular Taiwanese snacks.

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