Today is Chinese New Year, marking the beginning of the Year of the Metal Ox. It has begun badly with China’s decision to ban BBC World and by threatening its correspondents in Hong Kong following their courageous reports about the infamies against the Uighurs of Xinjiang. The UK responds to the European Parliament  resolution condemning the crackdown on the democratic opposition in Hong Kong and calls those events  “a grievous attack on Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms”. And Secretary of State Blinken says the USA should “take in some of those fleeing Hong Kong, fleeing the repression, for standing up for their democratic rights.”

Today is Chinese New Year, marking the beginning of the Year of the Metal Ox. It has begun badly with China’s decision to ban BBC World and by threatening its correspondents in Hong Kong following their courageous reports about the infamies against the Uighurs of Xinjiang. The UK responds to the European Parliament resolution condemning the crackdown on the democratic opposition in Hong Kong and calls those events “a grievous attack on Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms”. And Secretary of State Blinken says the USA should “take in some of those fleeing Hong Kong, fleeing the repression, for standing up for their democratic rights.”

Today is Chinese New Year, marking the beginning of the Year of the Metal Ox. It has begun badly with China's decision to ban BBC World and by threatening its correspondents in Hong Kong following their courageous reports about the infamies against the Uighurs of...

Responding to the imprisonment of Zhang Zhan and curbs on media freedom UK Minister says Chinese Communist Party interference is  “influencing coverage of China and compromising editorial independence” and that “other countries are replicating China’s legislation.”

Responding to the imprisonment of Zhang Zhan and curbs on media freedom UK Minister says Chinese Communist Party interference is “influencing coverage of China and compromising editorial independence” and that “other countries are replicating China’s legislation.”

Zhang Zhan The Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of CommonsLondonSW1A 0AAwww.gov.uk/fcdo02 December 2020 Dear Lord Alton, Thank you for your correspondence of 13 November addressed to Lord Ahmad raising the detention of Zhang Zhan by the Chinese authorities. I am replying...

UK Government admits that it hasn’t raised the case of Chinese citizen journalist and human rights defender Zhang Zhan who  disappeared into arbitrary detention five months ago for posting articles on Twitter about Covid 19. Having refused to plead guilty, reports suggest that she is on hunger strike and being forcibly fed.

UK Government admits that it hasn’t raised the case of Chinese citizen journalist and human rights defender Zhang Zhan who disappeared into arbitrary detention five months ago for posting articles on Twitter about Covid 19. Having refused to plead guilty, reports suggest that she is on hunger strike and being forcibly fed.

by Ellis Heasley The Universe In response to a Parliamentary Question, the UK Government has admitted that t hasn't raised the case of Chinese citizen journalist and human rights defender Zhang Zhan who disappeared into arbitrary detention five months ago for posting...

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For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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