《新疆「再教育營」:被囚者的哭訴》

中國近年大幅收緊宗教自由,打壓穆斯林,「伊斯蘭教中國化」的政策在全國各地推行。

內地政府更以反恐及消滅極端主義為由,在新疆以「職業技能教育培訓」為名,大規模關押維吾爾族、哈薩克族及其他穆斯林。根據聯合國估計,目前被關押的人數已超過一百萬,當中包括著名的知識份子和精英。

全新一集《脈搏》中文特輯將會帶大家走訪鄰近新疆的青海和寧夏,了解當地穆斯林的情況;以及跟新疆邊境接壤的哈薩克斯坦,採訪曾被囚禁的哈薩克人和正積極尋找被囚者的家屬。

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Lawyers’ Silent Protest against Extradition Bill

The controversy of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance continues.

In this week’s show, we talked to lawyers and members of the legal sector in their silent protest against the extradition bill. The government, in the hope of reducing public opposition to its bill, announced three main changes.

In our studio is Mark Daly, council member of The Law Society Of Hong Kong and human rights lawyer, to talk about the controversy.

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Reporting in South East Asia: Maria Ressa & Steven Gan

The outlook for press freedom in Southeast Asia is getting more and more dire. An increasing number of countries have come under the rule of authoritarian strongmen and military juntas.

We talked to two prominent journalists, Maria Ressa from the Philippines (Co-founder of Rappler & 2018 TIME Person of the Year) and Steven Gan from Malaysia (Co-founder of Malaysiakini) , who have faced serious repercussions in their struggle to maintain an independent media.

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Intellectuals in China’s Re-education Camps

In our final report, our producer reports from Almaty, Kazakhstan on how intellectuals and professionals are being sent to the re-education centres, despite hardly being in need of “vocational training”.

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Ethnic Kazakhs in China’s Re-education Camps

As we reported last week, detainees in China’s re-education camps are not only Uyghurs but also ethnic Kazakhs.

Kazakhstan shares a 660-mile border with China. Many of those lucky enough to be released from the re-education camps say they were physically and emotionally traumatised by the experiences.

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Muslims in China and Kazakhstan

China has faced growing criticism over its detention of more than one million Uyghurs and other Muslims in re-education camps in Xinjiang. The region is now one of China’s most heavily policed areas.

But there’re signs that other regions in mainland China plan to follow the example of Xinjiang’s re-education camps and tighten their grip on the Islamic faithful.

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Recycling Red Packets/ Laisee

The Year of the Pig arrived on February 5th.

In Chinese tradition, the pig is a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and for most young people, their first touch of newfound wealth for each Lunar New Year comes in the form of money-filled red packets or envelopes, known as “lai see” in Cantonese.

It’s a traditional way to share your good fortune.

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