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  1. A moral message for the party

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... me to get back into the media business.' His colleagues Yu Huafeng and Li Minying got prison terms of eight and six years, respectively, after being convicted on charges of embezzlement. ...

  2. Hong Kong connection

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... at the Wisconsin Project, citing the conviction of two Chinese nationals, Alex Wu Zhen Zhou and Annie Wei Yufeng, and the company they operated, Chitron Electronics, for illegally exporting electronic ...

  3. Liu supporters in Oslo rally on eve of Nobel ceremony

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Oslo Supporters of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo braved freezing temperatures in Oslo on the eve of the award ceremony to protest against Beijing's crackdown on human rights. Among them were exiled mainland activists, former Tiananmen ...

  4. HK relishes freedom to debate Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney, Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu and John Carney A flurry of celebrations and debates over jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo are being held in Hong Kong in the run-up to his award ceremony next month. This contrasts sharply with the mainland, where the long-time dissident s ...

  5. Human rights lawyer disappears, again

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer who returned to his Beijing home earlier this month after being held in detention for more than a year, has disappeared again after enjoying just days of limited freedom, according to friends. Gao ...

  6. Where is Gao Zhisheng?

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney In the early morning hours of February 4, 2009, some 10 police officers dragged Gao Zhisheng from his family home in Shaanxi province and quickly disappeared into the darkness. The police gave no reason for the abduction of the prominent human ...

  7. Dissident's trial sends message to activists

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... barred from attending the trial. Liu, co-author of a manifesto that calls for the rule of law and democracy, will be sentenced on Christmas Day. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison ... were Ai Weiwei, an artist and co-designer of the iconic Olympic 'Bird's Nest' stadium, and legal scholar and activist Teng Biao. 'If Liu Xiaobo is convicted, we should all ...

  8. Notorious drug kingpin executed for trafficking

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk One of the mainland's most notorious drug kingpins was executed yesterday for manufacturing, trafficking and dealing Ice, Xinhua reported. Liu Zhaohua was sentenced to death on June 26, 2006- International Anti-Drug Day- by Guangzhou Int ...

  9. Beijing's crackdown on dissent will backfire

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... dissent. In 2005, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was arrested after he wrote several open letters calling on state leaders to stop suppressing freedom of religion. Gao was convicted of inciting ...

  10. Relations with Han divide young Uygurs

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The violence in Urumqi earlier this month pitted Uygur against Han Chinese, leaving almost 200 people dead and shattering the illusion of social harmony in the frontier region of Xinjiang. But this simplistic plot line of ethnic groups facin ...




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