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Transcript: Facts about religious rights in china Many popular websites such as youtube, twitter, flikr, yahoo, bing and google are often censored or filtered. There is an internet police force that consists of 30,000 people that investigates posts that may offend the government or its officials Offending the government or the CCP can warrant jail time Every single keystroke is monitored, so there is nothing truly private on the internet in china If an internet user is found guilty of posting disreputable content towards the government they can be fined up to 18,000 dollars Sources used Crackdown on lawyers and journalists LGBT, Womens, and disabled citizens rights The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took power in March 2013 and is expected to remain in power through the year 2023. The CCP and the chinese government allow very few basic rights to the common citizen. Some rights that are withheld from citizens include religious rights, right to assembly, and right to association among many others. Restrictions also include the media, homosexual rights, access to health treatment for activists, women's rights, and the rights of disabled citizens. During recent years there have been unprecedented crackdowns on human rights activists, and any authors, lawyers, or public figures for contradicting the government. Chinese flag, taken from Overview Article thirty six of the Chinese Constitution states that Citizens may "enjoy freedom of religious belief". The CCP is officially atheist, and forbids its ninety million followers to hold religious beliefs The CCP screens applicants for evidence of religion and has expelled party members with religious backgrounds. The Chinese government officially recognizes only five religions; Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam, and Protestantism. Though citizens in China are officially free to practice any religion, Believers of all faiths in china are subject to persecution and repression. The reason believers in china fear backlash for practicing their religion is the chinese government fears that religious leaders will undermine their authority in all aspects of the citizens lives. Media Censorsship Forced insertion of intrauterine devices and forced abortion is legal in China under their population control regulations. Disabled citizens have a lack of access to education, medical treatment, and forced institutionalization Children with disabilities are often discriminated against and even rejected from universities There are no laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation Many cases are brought to court in order to better human rights, but there is rarely anything done to better everyday circumstances A government official stated that lbgt organizations have "no place in Chinese traditional culture and the building of spiritual civilization." As of 1pm Beijing time, September 4th, 2015, there have been 245 lawyers and activists targeted since July 9th, 2015 Of the 245, there are still 30 in police custody Prisoners all report being beaten, electrocuted, deprived of sleep, shackled in painful positions and hung from their wrists, starved, deprived of water, and frozen. Police in many parts of the country blatantly ignore humane laws. *Sources are listed in order of appearance Current event in Asia Powerpoint

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Transcript: Unusual or Severe Weather cont. Unusual or Severe Weather Current Event News By: Vivian Vu US warns Russia on war games as tensions mount in Ukraine's Crimea The United States warned Russia it would be a "grave mistake" to intervene militarily in Ukraine, as the Kremlin ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness and armed men seized government buildings in Ukraine's Crimea region and raised a Russian flag over a barricade. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the stern warning on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the large-scale military exercises in what many see as a show of force or possible prelude to intervention in Ukraine. "Any kind of military intervention that would violate the sovereign territorial integrity of Ukraine would be a huge, a grave mistake," Kerry told reporters in Washington. "The territorial integrity of Ukraine needs to be respected." Date: February 27, 2014 Source: Foxnews Wars, Riots, Demonstrations Made in Britain: Top inventions of 2014 include a bed with built-in Wi-Fi, an artificial pancreas and a super-strong spade An artificial pancreas, a smart bed that massages you to sleep, and washing up gloves with a built-in soap dispenser are among the 20 shortlisted inventions of this year's British Inventor's Project. Other finalists include the Kikka Digga, a clip-on device that makes digging in the garden easier, and the Hydroguard, designed as a portable flood defence system. The project's finalists will be showcased at the Gadget Show Live in April and visitors will be able to use the products that have been specifically designed to help with everyday tasks. A total of 20 inventions have been shortlisted as part of the British Inventors Project, including the Wi-Fi enabled bed from Balluga, illustration pictured. It is a smart interactive bed with adjustable firmness, climate control and a built-in vibro massage system. Date: March 10, 2014 Source: Dailymail Invention Scientific Discovery Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects 'suspected crash area' A Chinese satellite probing the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 "observed a suspected crash area at sea," a Chinese government agency said a potentially pivotal lead into what thus far has been a frustrating, fruitless search. China's State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense announced the discovery, including images of what it said were three suspected floating objects. The objects aren't small: 13 by 18 meters (43 by 59 feet), 14 by 19 meters (46 by 62 feet) and 24 by 22 meters (79 feet by 72 feet). For reference, the wingspan of an intact Boeing 777-200ER like the one that disappeared is about 61 meters (200 feet), and the plane's overall length is about 64 meters (210 feet). The images were captured around 11 a.m. on March 9, the day after the plane went missing, but weren't released until Wednesday. Date: March 12, 2014 Source: CNN Atlanta Frozen Again as Winter Woes Chill South Here, in a nod to the Civil War, people joke that Atlanta is the city that won’t get burned twice. Wednesday, as the second major ice storm in two weeks froze the city in place, it proved true. Unlike two weeks ago, when two inches of ice and snow left thousands stuck on the Interstate overnight and made the city the butt of national jokes, Atlanta was prepared for a wide-ranging storm that marched across the South and headed north toward Washington and New York. But not so other parts of the South. As a rare storm that mixed ice and snow swept through several Southern states, gridlock played out in Raleigh, N.C., as people who thought they could beat what turned into a vast regional ice storm were stuck on roads for hours, apparently ignoring advice from Gov. Pat McCrory, who had pleaded with residents to stay in their homes. Date: February 12, 2014 Source: Nytimes Wars, Riots, Demonstration Freezing January for Easterners Was Not Felt Round the World For people throughout the Eastern United States who spent January slipping, sliding and shivering, here is a counterintuitive fact: For the earth as a whole, it was the fourth-warmest January on record. It was, in fact, the 347th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average, the government reported Thursday. That may feel plausible to Californians, whose state experienced temperatures 10 or 15 degrees above normal in some places last month, and especially to Alaskans, where the average temperature was almost 15 degrees above normal. Date: February 20, 2014 Source: Nytimes Ukraine mobilizes troops after Russia's 'declaration of war' As Ukraine's new leaders accused Russia of declaring war, Russia's Prime Minister warned Sunday that blood could be spilled amid growing instability in the neighboring nation. Kiev mobilized troops and called up military reservists in a rapidly escalating crisis that has raised fears of a conflict. And world leaders pushed for a diplomatic

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