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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Chinese authorities trying the activist Kwon Pyong for “inciting subversion of state power.”
Recent U.S. moves toward a more traditional China policy are welcome, but not enough to meet the challenge from Beijing.
2016 has been a particularly bad year for non-state controlled media outlets in China.
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.