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Freedom House urges the Chinese government to issue visas to Taiwanese reporters so far denied entry, preventing them from covering cross-strait meetings occurring this week in China.

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the editors of the China Media Bulletin have compiled a few of our favorite CMB “Photos of the Week” from the Year of the Snake.

Freedom House strongly condemns the Chinese government’s conviction of prominent human rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” and a court’s sentencing of him to four years imprisonment. Freedom House calls for his immediate release as well as the release of dozens of other activists detained over the past year on similar charges.

Freedom House strongly urges the Chinese government to drop the possible criminal prosecution of human rights activist Guo Feixiong and to release him immediately and unconditionally. Freedom House further urges the United States and other democratic governments to press Chinese authorities for Guo’s immediate release.



Senior Research Analyst for East Asia

Sarah Cook is a senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House.

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Annie Wilcox Boyajian is Director of Advocacy at Freedom House, and leads Freedom House’s advocacy to the U.S. government and collaboration with American human rights groups.


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