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The Weekly Brief

Just a quick update in case you missed it.

Released on 15.07.2022

Dishevelled Hong Kong activist who was shot by police spent 2 years hiding at safehouses in bid to flee – police

Four fugitive Hongkongers facing charges over the 2019 protests, including Tsang Chi-kin who had been shot by police that year, appeared in court on Thursday after hiding out for nearly two years and moving between safehouses concealed in cardboard cartons, police said.

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Four Hong Kong men arrested while attempting to flee to Taiwan

Four Hong Kong men, including one shot by the police during the 2019 protests in Tsuen Wan and later charged with rioting, have been arrested as they attempted to flee the city for Taiwan. The police said the four, aged 16 to 24, were intercepted at a bus terminal near a ferry pier before dawn on Wednesday.

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How China Wants to Replace the U.S. Order

Beijing has for years been chipping away at the pillars of the U.S.- led global order—subverting its foundational institutions, international norms, and liberal ideals—but Chinese President Xi Jinping had not offered a comprehensive vision of how a China-led replacement might work. That is changing.

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Xi Jinping has nurtured an unsightly type of Chinese nationalism

Fang Fang grew to become an object of nationalist ire in 2020, when she wrote the sixtieth and remaining instalment of an web diary about life in Wuhan in central China when the pandemic started. Her journal had described not solely the hardships of the world’s first metropolis to expertise a covid-19 lockdown, but in addition her personal. For daring to criticise the federal government’s bungled response, she was subjected to a torrent of on-line abuse from nationalists.

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What it takes to be a UN human rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet announced in June that she will not be seeking a second mandate. She said this was because she wanted to spend more time with her family and was not related to her recent controversial visit to China. But what will be her legacy, and what is required of her successor?

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SEC’s Gensler Casts Doubt On Prospects For China Audit Deal

Gary Gensler expressed doubt Wednesday that negotiators in Washington and Beijing will reach an agreement over audits that is necessary to prevent Chinese companies from being delisted from U.S. stock exchanges. Talks between the two countries had intensified in recent months ahead of a looming deadline for American regulators to oversee Chinese companies’ audit papers as required under U.S. law.

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Is Tibet Finally Going the Way of Xinjiang?

What happened in East Turkestan is being replicated in the Tibet Autonomous Region at an accelerating pace. Like Xinjiang, Tibet is another region where after the 2008 mass uprising, the Party-state has long accelerated its plan for the enforced assimilation of Tibetan people. Since 2009, the repressive policies resulted in the self-immolations of around 158 Tibetans. Despite the spate of self-immolations, the CCP has continuously denied human rights violations in Tibet.

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