Hong Kong authorities reportedly barred Chinese dissident Dr. Yang Jianli from entering the territory on October 7 to attend a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution (Chinese Revolution of 1911). Dr. Yang, a Tiananmen Square activist in 1989 who earned two PhDs in the United States, was blacklisted in China for his pro-democracy activities.
A majority of Americans see democracy in the U.S. as weak and getting weaker, according to a national survey released by The Democracy Project, a joint initiative of Freedom House, the George W. Bush Institute, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Chinese government media controls are increasingly constraining news outlets based outside China, according to a report authored by Freedom House research analyst Sarah Cook and published by the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy.
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