Tag: arbitrary detention

Australian Foreign Ministry Confirms Journalist Cheng Lei Will Face Trial in Beijing

Australia’s foreign ministry has confirmed that Australian journalist Cheng Lei will face trial in China on March 31, after media outlets reported on the upcoming date trial on Friday, citing their own sources. “The Australian Government has regularly raised serious concerns about Ms Cheng’s welfare and conditions of detention. Our officials have visited her regularly,…


Heavy Storms Whip Multiple Chinese Cities

A young San Francisco entrepreneur was imprisoned in China for nearly a month. He says he didn’t know where he was and if he would get out alive. The Biden administration extends former President Donald Trump’s sanctions on Hong Kong for another year. And Beijing criticizes the United States for “making mistakes on top of…


Former Insider: Beijing Is a ‘Paper Tiger’ Inside

A professional basketball player from the United States was arbitrarily detained in China for 8 months. We interviewed him for a glimpse into China’s detention facilities for foreigners. Two renowned Chinese scientists are violently attacked and hospitalized by an aerospace company’s executive. One of them is 85 years old. Facebook, Google, and Twitter could stop…


Australian Amb. to China Denied Entry to Beijing Trial of Writer Yang Hengjun

Australian Ambassador to China Graham Fletcher has been denied entry to the closed court trial of Australian writer Yang Hengjun which began in Beijing today. “Unfortunately, we’ve just been denied entry into the court,” Fletcher told reporters outside the Beijing Second Intermediate Court on Thursday. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus (novel coronavirus) pandemic was…


China Insider: Beijing Angered by Joint Declaration Against Hostage Diplomacy

On Feb. 15, foreign ministers from 58 countries agreed to join an initiative launched by Canada to stop arbitrary detentions. Although the declaration does not target any specific nations, China immediately slammed it as an insult, tantamount to an admission of guilt.