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Yang Hengjun

China Formally Charges Chinese-Australian Novelist

“From the very beginning, at every turn, the Chinese government’s treatment of Yang Hengjun has been marked by an almost-complete disregard for international law and for the rule of… More

Yang Hengjun

Yang, a Chinese-born Australian writer, was seized by Chinese authorities during a visit to the country in January 2019. Subject to solitary confinement and interrogation in detention for nearly… More

Zhang Zhan

Citizen journalist Zhang was arrested for “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” for reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak from Wuhan. Authorities took her from her hotel in Wuhan in… More

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PEN America: Banning TikTok, WeChat Is Risky

"Banning apps is a whack-a-mole approach. It also sets a dangerous precedent for the government to shut down other social media apps in the name of national security." More