The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been widening the legal landscape for imposing exit bans and is increasing their use against everyone from human rights defenders to foreign journalists.
Safeguard Defenders’ new report Trapped: China’s Expanding Use of Exit Bans uses official data, an examination of new laws and interviews with victims to explore how the country is increasingly resorting to exit bans to punish human rights defenders (HRDs) and their families, hold people hostage to force targets overseas to come back to China (a practice called persuade to return, a form of transnational repression), control ethnic-religious groups, engage in hostage diplomacy and intimidate foreign journalists.
[Exit Ban: state-initiated ban on an individual from leaving the country, either at the border or by cancelling or confiscating their passport.]
A Chinese flag hangs between American flags in Chinatown. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)
The FBI and federal prosecutors announced Monday the arrests of two New York residents who allegedly ran an undisclosed Chinese government police station in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Lu Jianwang and Chen Jinping have each been charged with conspiring to act as agents of China’s government, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Breon Peace, the U.S. attorney for that office, said China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) “has repeatedly and flagrantly violated our nation’s sovereignty, including by opening and operating a police station in the middle of New York City.”
Ever wonder how you can stand up to the Chinese Communist Party? Well, here’s your answer. Xi Jinping has been rapidly expanding its influence in the Pacific, especially in the Pacific Island nation of the Solomon Islands. They’ve used bribes to buy off the corrupt Prime Minster Manasseh Sogavare. A secret security pact could put a Chinese military base on the island. But one man decided to fight back—Daniel Suidani, the premier of Solomon’s Islands’ most populous island, Malaita Province. The CCP is trying to make him disappear, but he has an important warning to America. That’s why we’ve started this GoFundMe campaign to cover the costs of his trip to Washington DC, to tell American politicians about the CCP threat.
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Mandiant has identified an ongoing information operations (IO) campaign leveraging a network of at least 72 suspected inauthentic news sites and a number of suspected inauthentic social media assets to disseminate content strategically aligned with the political interests of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Figure 3: Spreadsheet previously available to download under haixunpr.org displays some of the sites we judge to be part of the network in Russian and Chinese.
Please visit the website to find out if your news source is deliberately lying to you on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party and maybe working with the Russians too.
Many people do not realize the control exercised by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over every facet of their citizens lives. Here is one example of how the CCP utilizes thought control measures to keep the Chinese people from remembering the unrest and subsequent massacre of innocents on June 4, 1989.
Big yellow duck (because an image circulated online showing giant toy ducks replacing military vehicles in the Tank Man photo, the same photo at the top of this post)
Tank Man (a reference to the above photo of a lone protester trying to block tanks)
Shanghai index (a reference to the Shanghai stock market closing down 64.89 points on 2012’s anniversary)
63 + 1 (because it adds up to 64, or June 4th)
Candle (because the candle emoticon is commonly used online to mourn deaths)
Crush and destroy
When spring becomes summer
Pillar of shame (a reference to sculptures symbolizing those who died in the massacre)
Victoria Park (where some of the sculptures were placed)
Mothers of the Motherland
Hunger Strike Declaration
Take a walk
Member of standing committee
Gang of Four (Communist leaders)
Take to the streets
Go into the street
Against bureaucratic profiteering (because it’s part of a slogan from the Tiananmen protests)
Liusi (Pinyin for “six four”)
Bajiu (Pinyin for “eight nine”)
TAM (abbreviation for Tiananmen)
Additionally, there is a translated Xinhua style guide for other words and phrases banned by the CCP.