Philippines wary of Cloud-based computer donation from China firm Huawei: Follows reports the Chinese firm is using a programme for espionage

gulfnews, 4 August 2013

Manila: The education department has expressed concern over a computer donation given by Huawei, following recent reports that the Chinese firm is using a programme that could be used for espionage.

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US official: Human rights deteriorate in China, dialogue with Beijing difficult but important

The Washington Post, 3 August 2013

BEIJING — The United States is deeply concerned about what it sees as a deteriorating human rights situation in China, with relatives of activists increasingly being harassed and policies in ethnic areas becoming more repressive, a senior U.S. diplomat said Friday.

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The Absurd Ramadan Ban in China is Going to Seriously Backfire on Beijing

Policymic, 2 August 2013

As Muslims around the world continue to observe the holy month of Ramadan, the Chinese central government has banned it altogether for the Muslim Uighurs of Xinjiang, China, making it the latest episode of Beijing’s crackdown on the ethnic minority.

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Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti Under House Arrest

RFA, 1 August 2013

Uyghur scholar and activist Ilham Tohti said Wednesday that he had been placed under house arrest for the fourth time this year, possibly to prevent him from speaking out as representatives from the U.S. and China wrapped up an annual dialogue on human rights.

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