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China punishes a Chinese Australian for anti-communist views

Here’s something that will definitely not help with China’s image abroad: A Chinese-born Australian resident, John Hugh, was denied entry to China at the Shanghai airport for apparently ideological reasons, the New York Times reports (paywall). 494 more words

I miss being with you

That’s when I’m in my element

All the mischief you’d brew

The admiration for my dissident

When our souls combine… 16 more words


The real consequences of fake porn and news

(Source: techcrunch.com)

There is a movement underway to ban involuntary pornography, videos that use machine learning libraries like TensorFlow to superimpose faces of unwilling participants onto porn actors’ bodies. 1,106 more words


Detained Chinese rights lawyer charged with subversion of state power: wife

Christian Shepherd January 30, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) – The wife of detained Chinese rights lawyer Yu Wensheng said on Tuesday her husband had been charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and that police have summonsed her after she gave interviews to foreign media. 377 more words

Chinese authorities disbar second rights lawyer in two weeks

Christian Shepherd January 23, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in China’s southern province of Guangdong have canceled the legal license of human rights lawyer Sui Muqing, he told Reuters on Tuesday, a week after another prominent rights lawyer was detained following similar punishment. 394 more words

Socrates, the child, and the need for questioning.

“The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban.” 2,159 more words


You cannot hurt the citizens of a dictatorship by supporting human rights. The regime already scapegoats the US. Dissidents and protesters are always called traitors and spies anyway.

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