Wang Yang

Briefs, November 20, 2012

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 4:48am

Campaigners detail death of activists

At least two activists died before or during the party congress and tens of thousands had their movements restricted, rights campaigners said yesterday. The Chinese Human Rights Defenders said Zhang Yaodong, a petitioner from Henan, was beaten to death in custody in Beijing on November 5. On Thursday, Chen Chengxiang from Hubei set herself on fire in protest over local corruption in front of the Beijing office that houses the UN Commission on Human Rights. AFP

 

Officials warned over family privileges

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party published the full text of its report submitted to congress. It called for officials, especially ones of higher rank, to keep family members from working closely with them and make sure they received no privileges. Xinhua

 

Guangdong chief hails reforms

Guangdong party chief Wang Yang has told his officials that the province's reforms rolled out in recent years were in line with the policy direction hailed in the congress, China News Service said. Staff Reporter

 

Tibetan father dies in protest

Another Tibetan has died after setting himself on fire to protest Beijing's rule, says Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet. Sangdag Tsering, 24 and the father of a three-year-old, died in front of government offices in Zeku county, Qinghai province. AP