Persecution
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Uighur rights campaign

Persecution | U.S. lawmakers and nonprofits call on the Trump administration to pressure China over Uighur detentions
by June Cheng
Posted 3/06/19, 12:26 pm

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers and a coalition of religious rights groups pushed the U.S. government Monday to take action against Chinese officials responsible for religious persecution, particularly against China’s minority Uighur population.

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Harass, assault, repeat

Persecution | Chinese police continue to detain and abuse members of Early Rain Covenant Church
by June Cheng
Posted 2/28/19, 11:32 am

This past Sunday in China, members of Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church gathered inside living rooms for worship as they’ve done since the Chinese government shut down the church and arrested its leaders in December. But this week, police showed up at two homes, forcing everyone—children, the elderly, and pregnant women—into police buses and taking them away to the local station.

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Silence campaigns

Free Speech | Recent incidents show how Communist officials work to squelch free speech even beyond Chinese borders
by June Cheng
Posted 2/21/19, 04:09 pm

The Chinese Communist Party is not only silencing voices domestically, by censoring online comments and detaining Chinese Twitter users, but it’s also trying to silence critics overseas. Most recently, we’ve seen attempts to silence dissent in Canada and Sweden.

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