China ‘rattles the population’ with disappearances and coerced confessions

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A sign for the Causeway Bay Books hangs outside the bookstore in Hong Kong, China, 02 January 2016. The bookstore specializes in reading material critical of the Chinese Communist Party.

China ‘rattles the population’ with disappearances and coerced confessions


Hundreds of Chinese citizens have “vanished” since China’s President Xi Jinping came to power three years ago. According to a report published by NBC News, the ruling Communist Party has stepped up an alleged anti-corruption campaign characterised by disappearances that are often followed by high-profile confessions.

In the last six months, Chinese authorities have detained human rights lawyers to billionaire businessmen to book publishers. Some have been charged with crimes like state subver...


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