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'Orwellian' China silencing dissent at home and abroad, says human rights chief

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Human Rights Watch head says China is a ‘surveillance state' using its economic clout to stifle international criticism
The head of Human Rights Watch has accused the Chinese government of not only constructing “an Orwellian high-tech surveillance state” at home but using its growing economic clout to silence critics abroad. Kenneth Roth said on Tuesday that China was carrying out “the most intense attack on the global system for enforcing human rights since that system began to emerge in the mid-20th century”.
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