These Dissidents Thought They Had Escaped. Then China's Long Arm Grabbed Them

Xi Jinping’s regime is forcibly bringing back Chinese citizens suspected of corruption who've fled the country. This practice, which includes kidnapping, targets anyone seen as a threat, says a new human rights group report

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A surveillance camera in Beijing. Credit: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
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Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tiananmen Square, in September.Credit: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters
Police officers patrol the square in front of Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, May 3, 2021. Credit: THOMAS PETER/ REUTERS
A security guard in Beijing, this month.Credit: THOMAS PETER/רויטרס



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