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China bans foreign teaching materials in public schools

By Eric Cheung, CNN   Hong Kong (CNN)China has announced a ban on foreign teaching materials like textbooks and classic novels in all public primary and secondary schools — a move experts say is an attempt to tighten ideological control of students across the country. The guideline, published by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday, stated classrooms must feature teaching materials that “insist on the guiding principles of Marxism and reflect the Chinese style.” . “All primary and secondary school […]

Hong Kong elections: Pro-democracy groups makes big gains

  Supporters of a pro-democracy candidate celebrate as results in the district election were announced Hong Kong’s opposition pro-democracy movement has made unprecedented gains in the Chinese territory’s district council elections, early results show. According to local media counts, 17 of the 18 councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors. Despite fears the vote could be disrupted or cancelled over the unrest, it went ahead peacefully. The election was seen as a test of support for the government after months […]

For 70th anniversary, Chinese regime masquerades as champion of human rights

Beijing claims to be champion of human rights despite massive and systematic rights violations By Reporters Without Borders, Agencies 2019/09/29 11:56 In a white paper published for its 70th anniversary, the Beijing regime did not hesitate to disguise itself as a champion of human rights despite massive and systematic violations of the freedom of the press. On September 22nd, a week before the 70th anniversary celebrations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the State Council Information Office released a white […]

‘This is a plea for democracy’: HK protest leaders urge US lawmakers to take action

Joshua Wong, Denise Ho testify before US congressmen, call for passage of Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act 2019/09/18 16:53 Joshua Wong testifies in Washington D.C. Sept. 17 (Taken from Congressional-Executive Commission on China livestream) Denise Ho (From Congressional-Executive Commission on China livestream)   TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-democracy Hong Kong activists Joshua Wong and Denise Ho testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday (Sept. 17), pleading with lawmakers to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would […]

Facebook and Twitter ban advertising from China’s state-run media about Hong Kong protests

If you’ve noticed any of these ads cropping up on your social media feeds lately, you’re being targeted by a foreign government. The Chinese Government’s propaganda machine has been buying advertisements on Facebook and Twitter to share its version of the Hong Kong protests. Promoted tweets and sponsored Facebook ads have been run by a number of English-language Chinese state media outlets including China Daily, Xinhua News Agency, China Plus News and China Radio International. RELATED: How China spreads fake […]