Political essayist Zhang Lin formally arrested; Internet journalist Zheng Yichun imprisoned since December 2004

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A photo of President Xi Jinping is displayed on a smartphone, 15 October 2019, Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto

China’s cyber censorship figures

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has compiled data showing how internet censorship has intensified in China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping.

Ethnic Uighurs take part in a march in Brussels, Belgium, 27 April 2018, to urge the European Union to call on China to respect human rights in Xinjiang and close the "re-education centers" where some Uighurs are detained, EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images

China: Baseless imprisonments surge in Xinjiang

Human Rights Watch said the “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” has led to the sentencing of more than 250,000 people, mostly Uyghurs and other Muslims, in China’s Xinjiang region.

Photo of the BBC Beijing bureau office in Beijing, China, 12 February 2021, after the British broadcaster was banned. NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images

BBC banned in mainland China

The Chinese regulator said that the British broadcaster has broken rules on truth and impartiality.