A livestreamed video of a man loading protective masks into black government vehicle next to a Red Cross warehouse in Wuhan sparked outrage online in China, where the coronavirus outbreak has tested public faith in their government.
Dozens of students staged a rare protest at Shanghai’s Fudan University against the amended charter. Fudan removed references to academic freedom and replaced them with a pledge of loyalty to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
Yu Yan, the wife of detained rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, has called on forum delegates to speak out about her husband’s detention.
The move is part of a campaign to increase China’s reliance on home-grown technologies.
Beijing has attacked the bills, saying they interfere in China’s internal affairs.
Pro-democracy candidates won an overwhelming majority of the district council seats up for grabs in Sunday’s vote.
On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which requires an annual review of Hong Kong’s human rights situation and sanctions against officials linked to rights abuses in the city. Beijing has threatened retaliation if President Trump signs the bill into law.
The New York Times has published leaked documents exposing China’s crackdown on Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
The plea comes as China is cracking down on anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, restricting religious practice in Tibet, and jailing hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minority groups in northwest China’s Xinjiang region.
China’s Communist Party closed high-level meetings Thursday with a statement praising the leadership of President Xi Jinping. China recently abolished presidential term limits, meaning Xi is serving an indefinite term as president. For some, lifetime rule for Xi is a Halloween nightmare.
Joshua Wong’s candidacy was rejected because he supports a political party that favors genuine autonomy for Hong Kong. Wong called the move “politically driven.”
Protests in Hong Kong have been fast, fluid and flexible as protesters use social media to stay ahead of police. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam have struggled to respond.
Senator Josh Hawley made the remark as more than 100,000 protesters gathered in downtown Hong Kong, urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to sanction officials and police over human rights violations in the Chinese city.