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· April, 2020

Stories about China from April, 2020

A feeling of hopelessness: Interview with a Uyghur refugee in Turkey

The Chinese government policy of racial and religious profiling has forced young Uyghurs to leave China and remain in exile.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Chinese netizens’ tribute to whistleblower Dr. Ai Fen

There are still people who are brave enough to speak up, and we value these people and try our best to spread their messages.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: A fake performance

They yelled out from their windows “fake, fake, it is all formalist performance”. This is not the first time the people in Wuhan express their resentment.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Feelings of insecurity

I want to go to the park to take a stroll after the lockdown is lifted...

Beijing stages crackdowns on Hong Kong’s opposition amid COVID-19 pandemic

Over a span of just five days, the city saw its legislature, judiciary, legal system and civil society come under threat.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Volunteers collect help messages during the pandemic

Domestic violence is emerging in the pandemic and volunteers are keeping records of their stories.

Africans in China targeted by xenophobia amid fear of second-wave COVID-19 outbreak

China has seen a surge in the number of imported COVID-19 cases and the African community has become an easy target for "virus control" and xenophobic sentiments.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Waiting for the lifting of the lockdown

"There are more than 30,000 confirmed cases in Wuhan, and we will wait for a long time before the lockdown is lifted."

While industry booms, China's ‘mask diplomacy’ stumbles on quality concerns

As the desperate need for face masks and other medical products grows around the world, Chinese factories are transforming their assembly lines to meet the demand.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘Our action has brought us hope’

Despite being locked down, volunteers are working hard to help others in need.

Hong Kong censures public broadcaster for raising question on Taiwan's WHO membership status

"I don't really understand why when a reporter is asking something relating to health, she [...] has to remember there is ‘One Country, Two Systems'…"

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Restrictions tighten

"From the city lockdown to the community lockup, restriction on our activities has become stricter and stricter, and we are deprived of our power little by little."

The most critical lesson we've learned from the COVID-19 outbreak is the importance of free speech

As COVID-19 continues to spread, there is pressure in Hong Kong to silence discussion of the disease and punish doctors who are raising the alarm about its origins.

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