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A Chinese court sentenced visiting Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che, to five years imprisonment for discussing democracy on social media.
The spread of repressive policies has implications for U.S. security interests in the region.
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.
In this issue: New innovations in censorship, Hong Kong campus tensions, and how Communist Party influence is undermining freedom in key democracies and the United Nations
Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.
Annie Wilcox Boyajian is Advocacy Manager at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House's advocacy to the U.S. Congress and collaboration with American human rights groups.
Government controls over religion are expanding and becoming more restrictive, seeping into new areas of daily life and triggering growing resistance from believers.