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這期報告的內容有:北京對维權律師的打壓、對研擬中的網絡安全法的分析,以及官媒造成股市泡沫化的相關新聞。

The new Chinese-sponsored, multilateral development banks could amplify aid strategies that ignore or exacerbate governance problems—but only if the banks’ democratic member states let it happen. 

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In this issue:  Beijing’s lawyers crackdown, analysis of draft cybersecurity law, and news updates on the state media-driven market bubble crash.

Senior Research Analyst for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

For the past month, the Chinese authorities have engaged in a sweeping crackdown on human rights lawyers and the broader “rights defense movement” they represent. At last count, over 250 attorneys, law firm staff, family members, and activists across China had been detained or summoned for questioning since July 9. At least 20 remain in custody or are missing. Several of those being held face serious, politically motivated charges that could result in long prison terms.

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Sarah Cook is a Senior Research Analyst for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House.

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