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  1. 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 ...

  2. Hong Kong connection

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

    ... research and development facilities. The British government listed Jahad Engineering Research Center as an entity of concern in 2006 for Weapons of Mass Destruction-related procurement, according ... to allies about the transfer of arms and technology to Iran. In a 2008 diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks, the State Department, under the George W. Bush administration, launched a major ...

  3. A moral message for the party

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

    ... Oliver Chou Few can guess at the inner thoughts of Cheng Yizhong. The celebrated former editor from Guangzhou speaks on vital issues with a beguiling tone that often gets his points across without provoking his listeners. And he thinks deeply about the pa ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. HK relishes freedom to debate Liu Xiaobo

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

    ... said although the city was still relatively free, it did not enjoy many of the basic political rights advocated by Liu. He called on more people to be concerned about Liu's plight. ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Dissident's trial sends message to activists

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

    ... Verna Yu China put Liu Xiaobo- one of its most influential dissidents- on trial yesterday for subversion despite strong international protest, sending a chill message to activists daring to question its one-party rule with calls for political reform. The ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Beijing's crackdown on dissent will backfire

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

    ... Chris Yeung Hopes that Beijing would loosen social and political controls as the nation prospers economically have proved to be wishful thinking. If anything, the opposite is true. The charging last week of leading dissident Liu Xiaobo with subversion, af ...




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