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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 03.06.2022

Democracy in China won't come without a “huge crisis” for ruling party: analysts

Democracy is unlikely to come to China unless a number of circumstances fall into place at just the right time under the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), exiled dissidents told RFA ahead of the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.

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Let my people go”: Writing Letters to Uyghurs in Prison

The Jewish Movement for Uyghur Freedom (JMUF) is delighted to announce its latest campaign in development. “Let My People Go” references the successful letter writing by world Jewry in the 1980s to Soviet Jewish political prisoners.

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Hong Kong rights lawyer says he fled “cold winds” of suppression

The events that led Vidler to leave the city he had called home for over three decades with just two days' notice are testament to the withering of Hong Kong's once-vibrant civil society -- and the stifling of dissent brought by the national security law that Beijing imposed in 2020.

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An anonymous letter from a Uyghur in China

In the letter, the author describes how his life has been shattered by the mass internment campaign that has swept up Uyghurs from across the country, trapping them “in the darker world of Xinjiang.” He talks about the way the souls of Uyghur children are imprisoned from the day they are born, and how it didn’t used to be that way. He grew up believing in China, honored to be the one who raised the red flag at his school in Xinjiang.

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U.S. And others seek ILO China mission to probe alleged Xinjiang abuses

A committee at the U.N. agency is addressing China's compliance with global labour standards after describing its practices in the western region of Xinjiang as discriminatory in February, ILO documents showed.

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Detention of Cheng Lei “no problem” for China-Australia relationship

The ongoing detention of Australian citizens Cheng Lei and Yang Hengjun “should not be a problem” affecting the overall state of bilateral ties between Canberra and Beijing, China’s top envoy to Australia says.

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They have taken my wife, my child and my mother from me. What else can they do to me?

My name is Almas Nizamidin. I am from Adelaide, Australia and I work as a building contractor. My wife, Buzainafu Abudourexiti, was my high school sweetheart. She was sentenced to seven years in prison in Xinjiang, where she remains incarcerated to this day in a women’s prison.

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