Chinese activists stage hunger strike outside Apple's California headquarters

12/6/2022 9:00:00 PM

In the Bay Area over the past week, hundreds of Chinese international students and others attended solidarity vigils in Stanford, Berkeley and San Jose.

People in China used AirDrop to share protest images and evade censors. But a Nov. 9 update limited the feature in China. Now, Chinese pro-democracy activists are staging a hunger strike outside Apple's corporate HQ, calling on it to remove the limits.

In the Bay Area over the past week, hundreds of Chinese international students and others attended solidarity vigils in Stanford, Berkeley and San Jose.

some protesters held to criticize censorship and to convey their message without using slogans that could get them detained.Shares of exchange-traded funds that buy Chinese stocks slipped in late afternoon trading Monday, falling after the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rallied 4.rights of Chinese citizens to protest , Secretary of State Antony Blinken said,"Of course we do.on computer servers run by a state-owned Chinese firm.

What they're saying: "This hunger strike is inspired by the white paper revolution," VK, one of the two hunger strikers, told Axios."We have been waiting for this opportunity for 33 years after [the] Tiananmen massacre.The KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF KWEB was down 0." "Privacy and freedom of speech is the foundation of a democratic society," said VK, who is a Chinese national residing in California and requested to be identified by his nickname to protect his safety and that of his family and friends in China.Yaqiu Wang, a senior researcher for Human Rights Watch, said Chinese protesters feel empowered after officials loosened some COVID-19 restrictions."The world including American consumers are not happy that Apple has bowed down to the [Chinese Communist Party].2% and the Invesco China Technology ETF CQQQ and iShares China Large-Cap ETF FXI each fell 0." VK and his fellow protester released an open letter on Monday calling on Apple to "improve worker conditions at the Foxconn facility, stop censoring the Chinese AppStore, restore AirDrop function on iPhone in China, condemn the mass incarceration of Uyghurs.And the digital keys that unlock information on those computers are stored in the data centers they’re meant to secure.

" VK said he also attended the protests at Bay Area universities over the past week and that a decentralized but growing network of activists has helped them prepare for their hunger strike.The." "They went to the protest scene yesterday, and they got visited by the police today," Wang continued.Apple did not respond to a request for comment.What to watch: VK said they will drink only water and maintain the hunger strike for several days, or as long as they can safely do so without harming their health..Axios on facebook.Regardless of the police enforcement, residents feel authorities easing restrictions is a win, Wang said.

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