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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 28.06.2022

Brain drain: Hong Kong political crackdown sparks scholar exodus

Hong Kong - Prominent Hong Kong academic Hui Po-keung was about to board a plane for Europe last month when police arrested him on charges linked to the city's Beijing-imposed security law.

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Can You Blame Poor Countries Like Mine for Turning to China?

Secretive negotiations between Beijing and the federal government of my residence nation, the Solomon Islands, have raised hypothesis that they may result in a Chinese military presence right here. Our authorities has denied this. However Washington has warned that these developments would “set a regarding precedent” that might destabilize the Pacific, and a minimum of one Australian politician fretted that the Solomons would possibly become a “little Cuba off our coast.”

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Britain’s pensions agency to remove Chinese-made security cameras, ban new purchases

Britain’s pensions department will remove Chinese-made surveillance cameras from its buildings amid growing concerns over equipment manufactured by China’s Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology and other Chinese camera makers, according to a civil liberties group.

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Xi Jinping Explains the CCP Theory of “Human Rights” with Marx and Confucius

An important theoretical article published on June 15 evidenced once again that Xi uses “human rights” with a different meaning than the rest of the world.It took almost four months for the lecture on human rights delivered by Xi Jinping at the thirty-seventh Collective study session of the Political Bureau of the Nineteenth Central Committee to be published in the Qiushi, the official ideological magazine of the CCP.

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Pastor Geng Zejun Committed to Trial

On December 5, 2021, a church service was raided by the police of the Huinong district accompanied by officers of the administration of religious affairs, and Pastor Geng Zejun was detained together with his wife and several other devotees. Pastor Geng got fifteen days of administrative detention for “disturbing the social order.”

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Tibetan convention calls on governments to help resolve Tibet issue with China

More than 100 participants from 26 countries attended the 8th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet on June 22-23 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the resumption of the Sino-Tibet dialogue and other key objectives. The meeting was organized by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile based in Dharamsala, India, which sent 10 representatives to the meeting.

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"I am afraid I might not get a chance to reunite with my husband."

Just when we thought our nightmare was over, my husband was detained again in May 2020 for the same reason as the first time. However, this time he was released after 100 days.Not long after my husband was released, he was detained again for the third time. I didn't know this would be the last time. He knew that Chinese police were coming to detain him as he had been notified prior. He told me this over the Chinese messaging platform WeChat on the 26th of September 2020.

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