Yang Hengjun

China Formally Charges Chinese-Australian Novelist

“From the very beginning, at every turn, the Chinese government’s treatment of Yang Hengjun has been marked by an almost-complete disregard for international law and for the rule of… More

Yang Hengjun

Yang, a Chinese-born Australian writer, was seized by Chinese authorities during a visit to the country in January 2019. Subject to solitary confinement and interrogation in detention for nearly… More

Zhang Zhan

On December 28, 2020, a court sentenced Zhang, a citizen journalist covering COVID-19, to 4 years in prison for ‘picking quarrels and stirring up trouble’ after 7 months in… More

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PEN America: Banning TikTok, WeChat Is Risky

"Banning apps is a whack-a-mole approach. It also sets a dangerous precedent for the government to shut down other social media apps in the name of national security." More

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