China 2019

How China uses high-tech surveillance to subdue minorities Chris Buckley and Paul Mozur New York Times May 22, 2019
“[The technician] showed how the system could retrieve the photo, home address and official identification number of a woman who had been stopped at a checkpoint on a major highway. The system sifted through billions of records, then displayed details of her education, family ties, links to an earlier case and recent visits to a hotel and an internet cafe. “

How China turned a city into a prison Chris Buckley, Paul Mozur and Austin Ramzy New York Times April 4, 2019

China: Founder of human rights website jailed for 5 years Patrick Poon Amnesty International January 29, 2019
“Liu Feiyue shone a light on the human rights violations faced by many people in China. But instead of addressing these abuses, the authorities have instead decided to unjustly silence him. “

China’s global battle over human rights James M. Dorsey The Globalist January 23, 2019 “China is leading the charge to undermine universally accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice. What the Chinese have accomplished in a relatively short time, backed by autocrats elsewhere, is to turn human rights into an underrated, yet crucial battleground in the shaping of a new world order. Its basic interest is to strengthen the hand of repressive, autocratic or authoritarian regimes.”

Learning China’s forbidden history, so they can censor it Li Yuan New York Times January 2, 2019
“Thousands of low-wage workers in “censorship factories” trawl the online world for forbidden content, where even a photo of an empty chair could cause big trouble.”

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