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The United States Senate has confirmed former Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad to the position of U.S. Ambassador to China.
In this issue: China’s upcoming internet restrictions, continued crackdown on lawyers, and the Great Firewall game.
In advance of President Trump’s first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Freedom House has urged the American President to make support for fundamental freedoms a major topic of their discussions.
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. government 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.