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No Safe Haven: Chinese Dissidents Living in Fear

Thailand has long been a sanctuary for Chinese dissidents, but it no longer offers safety for those seeking refuge.

Thailand has long been a sanctuary for Chinese dissidents fleeing persecution at home.

But Beijing’s long reach is catching up with exiles in this Southeast Asian country, with disturbing results.

Reports that the Thai military government is deporting Chinese refugees at Beijing’s request are instilling fear among dissidents.

Asylum seekers say they are constantly harassed by Chinese agents who will stop at nothing to silence Beijing’s critics.

As suspicion and paranoia grow, 101 East meets the Chinese dissidents living in fear in Thailand and investigates the menacing threats that lurk.

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