Simon Leitch

Dr Simon Leitch is a former university lecturer. His PhD focused on Chinese foreign policy. His current interests are authoritarianism, free speech and Asia-Pacific politics.

The Xinjiang Distraction, Genocide, and the Low Tide of Human Solidarity

Is genocide taking place in Xinjiang?  Are there really concentration camps, re-education centres, torture chambers and forced sterilisation?  Or can we take the Chinese government at its word and accept that China has done nothing but take the necessary security measures to combat terrorism? On the surface, the opening question appears to hold great moral …

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Freedom of Speech – The Case for Pessimism

Freedom of Speech – The Case for Pessimism

Today, freedom of speech is under threat. In truth, the freedom to express one’s views has never been either absolute or uncontested. Laws against insulting religion have been weaponised against free-thinkers since ancient times. Libel suits constantly pit activists and journalists against corporations, governments and their armies of lawyers throughout the liberal-democratic world. Terrorist campaigns, …

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