Written by Wang Chao. The recent ‘Provisional Agreement’ signed by the Chinese government and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops marks a historic leap forward for relations between the Chinese government and the leader of the Catholic world. The Sino-Vatican relationship, interrupted for nearly 70 years, has also begun to move forward within […]

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Written by Ondřej Klimeš. Academics, journalists and rights groups have recently documented the accelerating repression of the 11-million strong Uyghur population living in Xinjiang, a spacious, strategic and resource-rich northwestern borderland of China. The burgeoning security apparatus, ubiquitous surveillance, gathering of biometrics, the use of big data, and similar technological features of Chinese authoritarianism have invited […]

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