Chinese authorities have refused to renew a student visa granted to German journalism student David Missal after he submitted a project on human rights for his master’s programme at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University. His project followed human rights lawyer Lin Qilei, who has represented activists and religious practitioners. HKFP shares his mini-documentary in full.

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