Tag: China

Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

Hong Kong and Taiwan face rising dangers from China

What follows is an article published in The Hill on 24 April by Jianli Yang, honorary member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella”, founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, and Aaron Rhodes, President of the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe. On April 18, Beijing intensified its crackdown on the people of Hong Kong

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More democracy, ecology and transparency to tackle COVID-19: a live streaming debate with Italian Senator Rampi and German MP Schwabe

More democracy, ecology and transparency to tackle COVID-19: a live streaming debate with Italian Senator Rampi and German MP Schwabe

The COVID-19 emergency has changed the vocabulary and the priorities of national and international politics. Terms like “quarantine”, “social distancing” or “pandemic” have now become part of our daily wordbook. However, there is still a need to familiarise ourselves with other equally important terms such as “unity” and “solidarity”, which are distinctive traits of the Council of Europe and the

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Freedom House Special Report: Beijing’s Global Megaphone

Freedom House Special Report: Beijing’s Global Megaphone

Beijing’s Global Megaphone: The Expansion of Chinese Communist Party Media Influence since 2017 By Sarah Cook, Senior Research Analyst for China, Hong Kong and Taiwan The Chinese Communist Party and various Chinese government entities have long sought to influence public debate and media coverage about China outside the country. New research illustrates the ways in which CCP’s media influence is

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Great China, small Cambodia and universal human rights

Great China, small Cambodia and universal human rights

Cambodia and China have had diplomatic, economic, cultural and other exchanges for a long time. Traces of their relationship date back to the third century. Most historians have learned about the ancient history of Cambodia through texts written by Chinese diplomats and traders. Relations between the two countries lost their vigor with the demise of the Khmer empire, from the

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Bangkok Post: Hun Sen must compromise

Bangkok Post: Hun Sen must compromise

As a result of his brutal political purge against the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its senior members over the past few years, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has got what he wanted. His ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a “fake”, uncontested election last year and he has prolonged his stay in power. But he has left

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