Tag: china

  • A Dangerous Game Over Taiwan | The New Yorker

  • Why Hasn’t the U.N. Accused China of Genocide in Xinjiang? | The New Yorker

    Why Hasn’t the U.N. Accused China of Genocide in Xinjiang? A new report from the Human Rights Office found “widespread arbitrary deprivation of liberty of Uyghyrs and other predominantly Muslim communities.” Some activists think it didn’t go far enough. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/why-hasnt-the-un-accused-china-of-genocide-in-xinjiang The most important element of the report is that the violations […]

  • How China Is Policing the Future – The New York Times

    ‘An Invisible Cage’: How China Is Policing the Future Vast surveillance data allows the state to target people whose behavior or characteristics are deemed suspicious by an algorithm, even if they’ve done nothing wrong. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/25/technology/china-surveillance-police.html They can warn the police if a victim of a fraud tries to travel to Beijing to petition the […]

  • China’s Surveillance State Is Growing. These Documents Reveal How. – The New York Times

    Video: China’s Surveillance State Is Growing. These Documents Reveal How. A New York Times analysis of over 100,000 government bidding documents found that China’s ambition to collect digital and biological data from its citizens is more expansive and invasive than previously known. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000008314175/china-government-surveillance-data.html A Times investigation analyzing over 100,000 government bidding documents found that […]

  • How Shanghai Residents Endured the COVID Lockdown | The New Yorker

    How Shanghai Residents Endured the COVID Lockdown For more than two months, China’s financial hub, which is home to some twenty-five million people, came to a halt. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-shanghai-residents-endured-the-covid-lockdown just to clear the air, a municipal secretary told reporters, “We are not going into lockdown, and it is unnecessary to do a […]

  • The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps

    The faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps Thousands of photos from a data hack of police files, reveal the human cost of China’s Uyghur detention system. via BBC News: https://bbc.co.uk/news/extra/85qihtvw6e/the-faces-from-chinas-uyghur-detention-camps Thousands of photographs from the heart of China’s highly secretive system of mass incarceration in Xinjiang, as well as a shoot-to-kill policy for those who […]

  • How China’s Response to COVID-19 Set the Stage for a Worldwide Wave of Censorship | The New Yorker

    How China’s Response to COVID-19 Set the Stage for a Worldwide Wave of Censorship Authoritarian governments in eighty nations have enacted restrictions on free speech and political expression that were falsely described as public-health measures. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/how-chinas-response-to-covid-19-set-the-stage-for-a-worldwide-wave-of-censorship on January 23, 2020, the city of Wuhan went into lockdown. The next day, Chen […]

  • China’s Information Dark Age Could Be Russia’s Future – The New York Times

    China’s Information Dark Age Could Be Russia’s Future Russia and China have the tendency to learn the worst from each other: tyrants, famines, purges and, now, internet censorship. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/18/business/chinas-russia-information.html “When people ask me how info environment within the Great Firewall is like,” Yaqiu Wang, a researcher at the Human Rights Watch in New York, […]

  • ‘Chained Woman’ Spurs Social Media Movement in China – The New York Times

    Seeking Truth and Justice, Chinese See Themselves in a Chained Woman The woman became a symbol of injustice and authorities’ incompetence in fighting human trafficking, posing a credibility challenge to an omnipotent government. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/01/business/china-chained-woman-social-media.html Two women who tried to visit the chained woman were detained and beaten by local police officers in February. Their […]

  • China Uses YouTube Influencers to Spread Propaganda – The New York Times

    How Beijing Influences the Influencers China’s government has supported foreign YouTubers who put a positive spin on its policies, in its latest effort to shape how the world sees it. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/12/13/technology/china-propaganda-youtube-influencers.html Joshua Lam and Libby Lange, graduate student researchers at Yale University, analyzed a sample of nearly 290,000 tweets that mentioned Xinjiang in the […]

  • Does Xi Jinping’s Seizure of History Threaten His Future? | The New Yorker

    Link: The full self-portrait won’t be released until after the meeting—which consists of four days of closed sessions—but it’s been clear for months that Xi is determined to eradicate what he calls “historical nihilism,” the corrosive doubt that could threaten the dominance of his party. During the summer, China’s official online Rumor Refutation Platform, a […]

  • One by One, My Friends Were Sent to the Camps – The Atlantic

    One by One, My Friends Were Sent to the Camps What is it like to live through—and escape—the Uyghur genocide? Tahir Hamut Izgil tells his family’s story in an unprecedented, five-part series. via The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/the-uyghur-chronicles/ The Chinese government’s mass internment of Uyghurs was in full swing. This campaign had begun in Kashgar, Khotan, and […]