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Sarah Cook
Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

One of the most touted takeaways from Chinese president Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States last month was an agreement by the two leaders on the contentious issue of cyberattacks—and especially cyberespionage—against American targets. 

On October 6, Chinese authorities detained Bao Zhuoxuan, the 16-year old son of human rights lawyer Wang Yu and legal activist Bao Longjun, placed him under house arrest. 

Mark P. Lagon

Simultaneous visits to Washington by the Chinese leader and three Hong Kong democracy activists offer the United States a chance to show the world where it stands.

Ahead of the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on September 24-25, Freedom House and eight other human rights organizations have called on President Obama to raise the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society in the leaders’ discussions.



Vice President for Research

Advocacy Manager

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.

Research Analyst, Freedom on the Net

Madeline Earp is the Asia research analyst for Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's annual index of global internet freedom.


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China Report: The Politburo's Predicament

The Politburo’s Predicament examines the evolution of the censorship and internal security apparatus under the leadership of Xi Jinping and the overall degree of repression that has increased since Xi rose to power.


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