The Times quotes me on a professorship at Free University Berlin sponsored by the Chinese government: “One of the big problems of Chinese influence is that it is often not in the public eye. Professors could be censored or practise self-censorship. I don’t think such professorships should exist in Germany. The fear is especially real for sinologists: if you speak out critically against China, you might not get a visa in the future or you might be disadvantaged in other ways. This means many simply decide to keep silent.”
Every year, thousands of Hong Kong residents are leaving their city. They are afraid that Hong Kong will become a normal Chinese city – under the control of Beijing, without liberties. The astronomical housing costs are another major factor.
Hong Kong Free Press: Journalist David Missal wins Human Rights Press award for HKFP video on rights lawyer Lin Qilei
Journalist David Missal has won a Human Rights Press Award for a mini-documentary published by Hong Kong Free Press. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Master of Journalism student took home a prize in the Student Video & Audio (English) category on Thursday for a video about Chinese human rights lawyer Lin Qilei. Lin, who represented activists and religious practitioners, told Missal that he was “prepared to be imprisoned.”
After protests, before major events and to end mass movements the Chinese government attacks back: By arresting its citizens.
Jin Bianling and Wang Yanfang are wives of Chinese human rights lawyers who decided to leave their loved ones behind, for a better future abroad.