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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chen Guangcheng praises Taiwan democratisation as example for mainland China

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Taipei verna.yu@scmp.com Chen Guangcheng praises island's democratic achievements as an example for the mainland Blind activist hails Taiwan's guiding light Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who sparked a diplomatic crisis between China and the United States when he fled house arrest and sought refuge at the US embassy in Beijing, said yesterday ...

  2. News - China

    Taiwan's DPP courts blind activist Chen Guangcheng

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Taiwan's DPP courts blind activist Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who fled house arrest in China and sought refuge in the US embassy in Beijing last year, was yesterday received by the head of Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party, while officials from the ruling Kuomintang kept their distance. DPP chairman Su ...

  3. News - China - UNITED STATES

    Friends fear right-wing connections will hit Chen Guangcheng's credibility

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Friends fear Chen Guangcheng's credibility will suffer because he has become too politicised Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng's association with those in right-wing politics in the US is likely to hurt his reputation and credibility as a hum ...

  4. News - China

    Wife of jailed Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo writes open letter to Xi

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 03:45pm by Verna Yu

    ... Wife of Liu Xiaobo questions legality of her house arrest and jailing of brother The wife of jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has written an open letter to President Xi Jinping, questioning the legality of her detention and her brother's impris ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activists' families targeted in harassment campaign

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com When a government critic won't bend to intimidation, his siblings, wife and children can become the focus of a harassment campaign Targeting activists by way of relatives Chen Guangfu has not had a good night's sleep since the early hours of April 19. The elder brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng was woken when a torrent of rocks, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Kids get up close with orchestra

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Jazz for Family event allows children to get their hands on instruments, writes Verna Yu In touch with the music If your child enjoys music, getting up close to an orchestra and meeting players is likely to be an eye-opening experience. An encounter with a "musical petting zoo" will make it even more memorable. There will be opportunities for both ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chen Guangcheng's brother beaten in latest apparent revenge attack on family

    Posted May 09th 2013, 04:38pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Targeting of activist Chen Guangcheng's family grows in apparent case of punishment by proxy Exile's brother beaten in latest 'revenge attack' The elder brother of exiled blind activist Chen Guangcheng was beaten by two unidentified men yesterday morning, the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on the family in the past few ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Police warn dissident Huang Qi after he tries to help in quake-hit zone

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Authorities fear volunteer rescuers will expose graft if they're allowed to assist, say activists Warning for dissident who tried to help Dissident Huang Qi, who was jailed for three years after investigating the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, said yesterday he was turned away from rescue work in the quake zone because authorities were wary of his ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Brother-in-law of Liu Xiaobo faces up to 14 years in jail, says lawyer

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com As relative of jailed Nobel laureate prepares to stand trial, lawyer reveals sentence recommended by prosecutors and tells of Liu Xia's 'heartache' Liu's brother-in-law 'faces 14 years' The brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has been arrested on fraud charges, could be sentenced ...

  10. News - China

    Tibet deputy party chief urges crackdown on self-immolations

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 09:04pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Beijing verna.yu@scmp.com Crackdown on self-immolations urged Tibet autonomous region officials yesterday called for a crackdown on the wave of self-immolations by ethnic Tibetans in protest against Chinese rule, saying there was "abundant" evidence that they were linked to the Dalai Lama's "splittist" activities. On the sidelines ...




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