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The Weekly Brief

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Released on 22.07.2022

How jailed Hong Kong protesters are subjected to ‘thought work’

As the political system of the People’s Republic of China continues its takeover in Hong Kong, local officials in the city sometimes seem only too eager to please their Beijing masters. An official in Hong Kong’s Correctional Services Department has recently, and with evident pride, explained how the department uses brainwashing techniques that have long been standard on the mainland.

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USFIA Survey Says China’s Losing to This Country

More than 95 percent of respondents to a United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) survey said they expect UFLPA’s implementation will affect their company’s sourcing, according to the association’s 2022 Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study.

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Hong Kong government plans new law banning computer data deemed harmful to Hong Kong

Authorities in Hong Kong are planning a new law regulating cybercrime, in a move that could lay the groundwork for China-style censorship of the city's internet.

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UN Needs To Show It Has Listened To Victims, Not Perpetrators, Of Genocide

It’s been three months since the world learned about the leaked detainee photos of Uyghurs, taken by Chinese police in 2017–2018. More than 2,800 of them appear in the “Xinjiang Police Files.” Everyone who has seen the row upon row of detainee mugshots is haunted by them, and the echoes of past genocides.

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Chinese pressure on UN rights chief prompts US call for release of Xinjiang report

The U.S. called on the United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday release a report on conditions in Xinjiang “without delay,” after a report that China was working behind the scenes at the UN to bury the long-delayed document.

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Critics claim that China is conducting a “eradication campaign” in the Uyghur region

According to media reports, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Xinjiang signals a new emphasis on the assimilation of the Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority group that the US and other governments say is the victim of ongoing genocide.

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A year after his arrest in Morocco, Uyghur activist Idris Hasan fears extradition to China

After a year of his arrest at the Casablanca airport, the fate of the Uyghur activist Idris Hasan, also known as Yidiresi Aishan, remains shrouded in ambiguity.

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