A protester holds a mask with the face of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo during a protest outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on June 27. Photo: EPA
A protester holds a mask with the face of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo during a protest outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on June 27. Photo: EPA

How China buys the silence of the world’s human rights critics

Wealth and power have enabled China to mute challenges to its crackdown on free expression, paving the way for further muzzling of dissident voices

A protester holds a mask with the face of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo during a protest outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on June 27. Photo: EPA
A protester holds a mask with the face of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo during a protest outside the central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong on June 27. Photo: EPA
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