China

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Type nation state
Capital city Beijing
Location Asia
Leader President of the People's Republic of China
Xi Jinping March 2017.jpg
Incumbent: Xi Jinping
Since 14 March 2013
Member of Global Counter Terrorism Forum, UN/Security Council
The most populous nation state in the world

China is the world's most populous nation state. It is a major supplier of material goods to much of the rest of the world, particularly North America and Europe.

"War on Terror"

Full article: Stub class article Rated 4/5 “War on Terror”

On March 29, 2017, The Chinese government banned 'abnormal' beards or veils[1] in its heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang[2], stating that the rules were necessary to necessary to fight "extremism".[3] The Daily Mail also stated that everyone would be forced to watch or listen to state media, and that all cars in the province be fitted with a GPS tracking device.[1]

Persecution of Falun Gong

Full article: Stub class article Falun Gong

On 20 July, 1999, around 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered near the central government compound in Beijing to request legal recognition and protection by the Chinese government. The government's response was to declare the religion illegal, and carry out a mass arrests of the 'leaders'. A 2008 UN report suggested that tens of thousands of Falun gong members had been the victims of organ harvesting.[4] As of 2017, illegal detention, torture, murder and organ harvesting of Falun Gong adherents was still ongoing.

Internet Censorship

Full article: Stub class article Internet/Censorship
CNN reports that China spends millions of dollars on software to enable internet censorship, and that it began controlling its citizens' Internet access in the mid-1990s.[5] China reportedly has "around two million people policing public opinion online"[6] In 2015, CNN suggested that about 1 to 3% of Chinese Internet users regularly jump the Firewall to browse the open Internet.[5]
  1. a b http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4363728/China-bans-abnormal-beards-wearing-veils-Xinjiang.html
  2. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39460538
  3. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/china-uighurs-ban-long-beards-veils-xinjiang-170401050336713.html
  4. http://www.falunhr.org/reports/UN2008/UN-OrganHarvesting-07-08.pdf
  5. a b http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/25/asia/china-war-internet-great-firewall/
  6. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/china-internet-monitors/