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[19 December] Safeguard Defenders has stepped up its campaign against China's party-state TV company CCTV and its international arm CGTN for committing repeated and systematic broadcasting violations and filed official complaints in the US and Canada. These complaints focus on the airing of forced TV confessions.

As of today, 2019-11-28, a complaint by Simon (Man-kit) Cheng has been filed against CGTN (China Global Television Network) with the TV-regulator of the United Kingdom, Ofcom. 

This complaint follows the broadcast by CGTN of a news story that included direct lies, violations of his privacy, and unproven allegations reported as facts.

You can find the full complaint here:

We take a look back at what happened in the year since we filed a complaint against CGTN in the UK

 

China was so worried about London supporting the Hong Kong protests it kidnapped a young employee of the British consulate, abused and threatened him, and then lied about it.

These are the tools and techniques of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy today.

A fully updated and expanded edition of our acclaimed book on China’s growing use of disappearances, The People’s Republic of the Disappeared, goes on sale today (November 1).

On November 1, 2019, Safeguard Defenders is releasing the second edition of its acclaimed book ‘The People’s Republic of the Disappeared’, available worldwide on Amazon and other online bookstores, as both paperback and Kindle ebook.

Chinese police are moving away from TV broadcasts and using short video platforms, microblogs and targeted screenings to air forced confessions.

(2) UPDATE as of 19 October 2019: Nikkei Asian Review reports that a Japanese professor at Hokkaido University has been detained in China. The unnamed man is in his 40s, and was detained in Beijing earlier in September while travelling in China. The reports states it is the first Japanese person classified as a civil servant that has been detained in China. It is believed he is detained related to Espionage charges.

Today is the International Day of the Disappeared; a day that marks the countless victims of state-sponsored enforced disappearances around the world.

No country has such a terrifying network of systems designed to disappear critics today as China.

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