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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Current Situation and Development of Chinese Youth Activists

The development of civil society in China is important for Chinese democratization, and the Chinese youth activists play a crucial role. However, since the Chinese government began to progressively suppress political dissents and reinforce ideological control, these Chinese youth activists have faced increasing difficulties and challenges. How should we understand their difficulties? What are their next steps? What can be done? Please join Dialogue China on June 20 for our monthly event to discuss the topic “Current Situation and development […]

Hong Kong protests: Leader Carrie Lam defiant on extradition plan

10 June 2019 Hundreds of thousands of people joined the march   Critics say the plan will erode the city’s judicial independence Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will not scrap a controversial plan to allow extradition to mainland China, despite mass protests. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people rallied against the bill which critics fear allows China to target political opponents in the region. Speaking to reporters on Monday, she insisted the law was necessary and […]

Tiananmen 30 years on – China’s great act of ‘forgettance’

By John SudworthBBC News, Beijing 1 June 2019   There are no official acts of remembrance for the events of 1989 in Beijing. But that statement, although factually correct, is far too neutral. In truth, what happened in Tiananmen Square is marked faithfully each year by a massive, national act of what might more properly be called “forgettance”. In the weeks leading up to 4 June, the world’s biggest censorship machine goes into overdrive as a huge dragnet of automated […]