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UN-Tencent partnership raises questions of censorship and surveillance

Chinese tech sector has poor human rights reputation

| China
WeChat does not allow end-to-end encryption.   © Sipa/AP

Michael Caster is a human rights advocate and researcher and the co-founder of Safeguard Defenders, an NGO specializing in human rights in China.

At the start of April, the U.N. and Chinese technology business Tencent Holdings announced a partnership to host thousands of online conversations using Tencent's videoconferencing software, in part to ask what the world should look like in 25 years.

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