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Risks of Genomic Surveillance and How to Stop It

The use of DNA profiling for individual cases of law enforcement has helped to identify suspects and to exonerate the innocent. But retaining genetic materials in the form of national DNA databases, which have proliferated globally in the past two decades…
A Chinese national flag flutters near surveillance cameras mounted on a lamp post in Beijing, March 15, 2019.
Last week, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted on Twitter a fake image which portrayed an Australian soldier with a bloody knife next to a child holding a lamb. The Australian government was outraged, describing it as “disinformation.”…
A Chinese smartphone user uses a social networking app in Shanghai

Assessing China's Growing Role in the World

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Is the Chinese government’s greater engagement with international institutions a gain for the global human rights system? A close examination of its interactions with United Nations human rights  mechanisms,  pursuit of rights-free…
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) boldly urges students to "bring your difference." Unfortunately, my recent experience suggests that the university might be more interested in damage control than an open marketplace of ideas. But this is a test…
Protesters gather during a rally against the police's use of tear gas in Hong Kong, December 6, 2019.

Inside Terminus 2049: The Young Idealists Risking Everything to Beat Chinese Censorship

Click to expand Image Cai Wei and Chen Mei…
Cai Wei and Chen Mei.