China detains Australian journalist working for Chinese state TV
Recent articles in China

After a mere three-hour trial, lawyer-turned-journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced on 28 December to four years in prison by a Shanghai court on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for reporting live from the city of Wuhan during the Covid-19 outbreak in February.

A leaked list of over 2,000 detainees demonstrates automated repression. Human Rights Watch has published a study documenting further evidence of China’s use of technology in its repression of the Muslim population.

PEN International said the prioritization in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese in Inner Mongolia could undermine the cultural identity of ethnic Mongolians. Protests against the new education policy were met with police crackdowns.