For three years in a row, human rights watchdog Freedom House ranks China ‘the world’s worst abuse of internet freedom.’
In his first public appearance since Xi was elevated to a status comparable to Mao Zedong, he took the Politburo Standing Committee to the brick house in Shanghai’s French Concession where the party was started in 1921.
Xi revealed a new leadership lineup on Oct. 25, with no obvious successor in the all-powerful Politburo standing committee.
The zone was once a symbol of cooperation between the two halves of the divided Korean peninsula, but it was shuttered last year as Pyongyang ramped up its missile and nuclear programs.
Local residents have to register when they buy kitchen knives.
The move comes ahead of major meetings of China’s ruling Communist Party later this month.
Egypt’s secret police began detaining Uyghur and ethnic minority Kazakh Muslims from China en masse on July 4, in an operation activists said was requested by Beijing.
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled violence and destruction in Myanmar.
Creators of online groups are now responsible for managing information posted to their sites – a move that some believe will encourage self-censorship.
Human Rights Watch says the United Nations has turned a blind eye or is even complicit.
China’s Communist party has expanded local police forces across the country in recent years, and complaints of police abuse have increased.
Observers say the move is part of a wider clampdown ahead of general elections next year.