Reporters Without Borders Strongly Concerned About Declining Media Freedom in China

The Tibet Post, 31 January 2017

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The Tibet Post — “As China and its president, Xi Jinping, prepare to celebrate the New Year on 28 January, RSF is concerned about the unprecedented decline in freedom of information” in China, the The Paris world media watch-dog “Reporters Without Borders” (RSF) said in a statement.

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How Xi Jinping has taken on multiple roles … and amassed unrivalled power in China

South China Morning Post, 27 January 2017

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By Minnie Chan — China’s President Xi Jinping gained another position and job title this week, his 12th, as he increases his power and influence.

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China to Push Mandarin for Minorities

Reuters, 26 January 2017

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Reuters — China will “unswervingly” stick to the promotion of Mandarin for ethnic minorities, the government said on Tuesday of a policy that has ignited sporadic protests, and will also step up protection for threatened tongues on the verge of extinction.

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Trump has the power to fight China on human rights. Will he use it?

The Guardian, 23 January 2017

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By Benjamin Haas — As Donald Trump enters the White House, human rights campaigners around the world fear his administration will drop support for global struggles for democracy and freedom. But his administration is armed with a new law unprecedented in US history: the ability to sanction any individual involved in human rights abuses.

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How China tightened its grip on the media during 2016, by IFJ

The Guardian, 20 January 2017

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By Roy Greenslade — Media across mainland China was muted throughout 2016, says a report on the International Federation of Journalists’ website, “Strangling the media: China tightens its grip”.

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Press freedom predator Xi given Davos platform: Media watchdog

The Tibet Post, 19 January 2017

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The Tibet Post — The Paris based world Media Watch-dog, ‘Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) expressed their regrets that the World Economic Forum, which brings government leaders and big businessmen together in the Swiss resort of Davos, is lending itself as a platform to Chinese President Xi Jinping without any heed to the human rights situation in his country.

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Tibetan protesters arrested during Chinese leader’s visit to Switzerland (VIDEO)

RT, 17 January 2017

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Russia Today — Swiss Police have detained 32 pro-Tibet activists, including one man trying to set himself on fire, protesting against a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Silent Prayer: The Chinese state’s siege on Uyghur ways of worship

The Caravan, 16 January 2017

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By Alice Su — The tomb of the Muslim saint Imam Asim lies in China’s Taklamakan Desert, at the end of a long walkway lined with poplar trees. An elevated mud structure, the shrine would easily be camouflaged by the sand if not for the flags, rams’ skulls and strips of cloth decorating it.

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