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CHINA: POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

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Xinjiang and Uyghurs abroad
Germany spots deporting Uyghurs to China after outcry over man who was mistakenly kicked out and ‘disappeared’ / SCMP
Germany halts Uyghur deportations to China / Deutsche Welle
“Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minorities will no longer be deported from Germany to China, the Süddeutscher Zeitung reported on Thursday citing an Interior Ministry response to a Green party information request.”Taiwan’s legal system
The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws / Technology Review
“Taiwan is a promising experiment in participatory governance. But politics is blocking it from getting greater traction.”Taiwan: 823 bombardment anniversary
Taiwan calls for unity on 60th anniversary of deadly mainland Chinese attack / SCMP
“Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called for unity and vowed not to bow to pressure from Beijing on Thursday as the island marked the 60th anniversary of a deadly mainland Chinese artillery attack. The anniversary of the assault on tiny Quemoy island, known as the ‘823 bombardment’, comes as Beijing steps up pressure on self-ruling Taiwan, which it sees as part of its territory to be reunified.”Visas for foreign correspondents
China forces out Buzzfeed journalist / NYT (paywall)
The New York Times covers the news we mentioned yesterday about BuzzFeed journalist Megha Rajagopalan being forced out of China with non-renewal of her visa, and notes: “The visa issue has been under serious discussion among American officials since the Obama administration. In Washington, officials are leaning toward taking harder measures on China on a wide range of matters, from trade to visas to the Chinese military’s actions in Pacific waters.”HIV treatment
Cheap, discrete HIV care launches in Guangzhou / That’s Guangzhou
“We don’t see HIV and AIDS in the news anymore, but it hasn’t gone away. In fact, it’s spreading faster than ever in China, with infections among students soaring over the last decade.”Vietnamese video pirating site trolls Chinese
The Story of Yanxi Palace: fans made to pass South China Sea sovereignty test to watch new episodes of Chinese drama on Vietnamese pirate video site/ SCMP
“To get access to the episodes — which are not yet available on iQiyi, the series’ official Chinese video streaming platform — viewers must select ‘Vietnam’ from the multiple choice answers to the question: ‘Which country do the Paracels and Spratly Islands belong to?’”Shenzhen migrant workers
Hundreds of thousands displaced as Shenzhen ‘upgrades’ its urban villages/ Guardian
“Anger is growing as migrant workers are being forced from their homes or face unaffordable rents for renovated housing.”Russian war games
China’s elite troops head to Russia for massive Vostok 2018 war games / SCMP
“The Chinese military will send about 3,200 troops to take part in Russia’s biggest war games in more than 35 years, putting their combat-readiness to the test after a massive overhaul of the People’s Liberation Army.”Digital crime
Data dump: China sees surge in personal information up for sale / Reuters
“Personal data has become widely available in China and can be scooped up for pennies by insurance companies, banks, loan sharks, and scammers alike, according to sellers and financiers interviewed by Reuters.”Involuntary detention in mental health clinics 
It’s too easy to wind up in a Chinese psychiatric hospital, and far too hard to get out / ChinaFile
Law scholar Jerome A. Cohen and Chi Yin write on the abuses perpetrated at the intersection of China’s mental health and justice systems.Disease outbreaks 
Hong Kong’s dengue fever outbreak hits record high as four new cases confirmed / SCMP
“Four more Hongkongers were confirmed to have dengue fever on Thursday, bringing the number of people who have contracted the virus locally to 23 this year — the most cases reported since records began in 1994.”
As dengue fever scare hits Hong Kong, how can you best avoid infection? / SCMP
China reports 4th outbreak this month of African swine fever / AP
New outbreak shows African swine fever moving south through China's pig farms / SCMPNew Zealand housing
Will banning Chinese and other foreign buyers solve homelessness in New Zealand? / SCMP
“A ban on foreigners buying homes in New Zealand is not enough to solve the problems of affordable housing and homelessness, analysts and campaigners said, as the country became the latest to impose curbs on non-residents buying property.”Organized crime
Hong Kong police boast bumper haul from triad swoop, citing soccer’s World Cup 2018 as factor / SCMP

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