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So much has happened in the past few weeks that an update to our coverage of China, Unwelcoming Nation, is well overdue. This time it's the US, Taiwan and Australia that have been in the spotlight with everything from threats to teenaged girls to a revival of the televised forced confession.

Despite international condemnation for broadcasting forced confessions, China aired yet another one Sunday night.

Who are we if our real name is taken away from us?

Chinese police are doing just this – forcing human rights defenders to take on fake names in detention centres – as a way to keep them disappeared from society for longer. With a fake name, no one can find you.

This January, as we were finishing a ground-breaking report on Vietnam’s practice of forced TV confessions, four new confessions were aired. They were part of a long-running land dispute that ended with deadly clashes between police and villagers, known as the Dong Tam incident.

Safeguard Defenders' founder and director Peter Dahlin describes what disappeared Australian journalist Cheng Lei is likely facing in her RSDL prison in China and how the latest data shows that the system is expanding at a terrifying rate.

Image of Australian journalist Cheng Lei from her Facebook pageThe latest victim of China's hostage diplomacy, in a very long line of victims, is Australian citizen Cheng Lei. She has been working for China's Party-state TV station CGTN for eight years and is a high-profile anchor of their Global Business show.

Cover of Rampant Repression reportA shocking new report by Safeguard Defenders exposes the scale of the numbers of people being held in China's secret RSDL jail system.

China’s most famous human rights lawyer is missing. In fact, he’s been missing for three years to the day. Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) disappeared on the 13 August 2017 and hasn’t been seen since

Safeguard Defenders, along with a group of non-governmental organizations, has submitted a comprehensive review of China's use of forced televised confessions before trial to nine United Nations Special Procedures, calling for a full review of how this practice violates key international rights and laws.

Today, Safeguard Defenders is releasing the simplified Chinese version of Fighting Impunity: A guide on how civil society can use Magnitsky Acts to sanction human rights violators.

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