It’s not been a good week for China’s Communist Party-controlled overseas TV station China Global Television Network (CGTN).



UNwatch calls WHO to task for use of CCP-aligned “goodwill ambassadors”. The WHO fails to respond to ethics complaint filed by Safeguard Defenders.


“I am so proud of you and I’ve always believed in you. Please take care of your health. I will take good care of your parents and our son. We are all waiting for you to come home.”

Xu Yan to her husband, the human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng

Đầu tuần này, một tin gây chú ý rằng Facebook đã chịu khuất phục trước áp lực tại Việt Nam khi đồng ý kiểm duyệt các bài đăng được coi là chống nhà nước ở quốc gia này sau khi hai công ty viễn thông nhà nước cản trở lưu lượng truy cập vào trang web của Facebook.

Earlier this week, news broke that Facebook had succumbed to pressure in Vietnam to censor posts deemed “anti-state” in the country after two state telecommunications firms seriously impeded traffic to its site by taking its servers offline.

One of three citizen journalists who went missing in Wuhan while covering the Coronavirus outbreak has returned with a new video.

But Li Zehua, in this one, oddly, praises the police, countering criticisms against them following his disappearance. The delivery, style and content is markedly different from his other videos. It looks and sounds like a 'confession’ video, of a type very similar in delivery to many ‘confessions’ aired on Chinese state TV since 2013.


In early April the United Nations announced plans to partner with Chinese firm Tencent, which is behind the social media giant WeChat, QQ and others. Such a partnership between the UN and China’s leading surveillance and censorship enterprise raised serious human rights concerns, which Safeguard Defenders and others raised with the United Nations.

Last December, Australia's Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (Human Rights Sub-committee) launched an investigation into whether Australia should make use of targeted sanctions to address human rights abuses and adopt a legal framework for a 'Magnitsky Act', in line with similar legislation passed in the United States, Canada, the UK, and soon to be passed in the EU.

An open letter to Chinese citizens and friends of China at home and abroad. For current list of signatories, or to sign it yourself, click here.

The current global crisis has been caused by the regime so many of you have been tolerating or supporting for decades.

Source WikimediaThe Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic (CCC) has ruled that eight Taiwanese who are accused by Beijing of telecom fraud cannot be extradited to China. The ruling was posted by the court itself last week