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Chinese Emperors

Activist's relatives targeted

Relatives of a blind activist who fled a 'black jail' where she was held after mainland authorities refused to let her enter Hong Kong for the July 1 rally have been threatened with prosecution if they do not reveal her whereabouts, a Hong Kong-based rights organisation s

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

Civil rights activist gets two years in labour camp

Civil rights activist Xiao Yong (pictured) has been sentenced to two years in a labour camp for buying stolen motorcycles.

However, his friends say authorities are using it as an excuse to silence him ahead of the 18th Communist Party congress.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Fake princeling 'scammed stars out of millions'

Nearly 30 Olympic medallists and showbiz celebrities were swindled out of about 60 million yuan (HK$73.6 million) in bogus housing and car deals orchestrated by a woman pretending to be a 'princeling' - a child of a senior Communist Party figure - according to prosecutors.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Clampdown on Li Wangyang's friends goes on

Two weeks after veteran pro-democracy activist Li Wangyang died under suspicious circumstances, some of his friends who have spoken out about his case remained detained by police or were still under house arrest yesterday, according to people familiar with them.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Speculation rampant on Wang's consulate visit

What was Chongqing's vice-mayor Wang Lijun doing during the long hours he spent in the US consulate in Chengdu on Monday and Tuesday?

11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Fugitive policewoman got paid during 5 years on the run

A former policewoman received her salary during five years on the run after being charged with colluding with five colleagues to kill a man in a police station.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Activist jailed over blogger protest

A Beijing court jailed a woman activist for nine months yesterday for staging a protest to support fellow activists - a punishment seen as a warning to other social justice campaigners.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Support for activist outside closed trial

Dozens of activists and petitioners showed support for rights activist Wang Lihong yesterday as she stood trial for 'provoking quarrels and making trouble' in a small court on the outskirts of Beijing.

Family and lawyers said after the trial that they regretted the hearing had been behind closed doors.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Death penalty deal for China trial on NZ killing

The 25-year-old Chinese man who allegedly killed a taxi driver in New Zealand went on trial in Shanghai this week after China reportedly agreed to a request from New Zealand that he would not face the death penalty if convicted.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Pastor's arrest sparks fear of wider crackdown

Fears of a widening crackdown on civil society on the mainland were stoked at the weekend when Guangzhou police detained the pastor of an underground church and broke up a Christian service in a city park.

Police took Wang Dao from his home on Saturday morning for questioning and he was still in custody, his wife, who declined to give her name, said yesterday.

11 May 2010 - 12:00am

Riots prompt warning on police use of force

The Hainan government has warned authorities in Dongfang city where deadly riots broke out not to use excessive force on residents and to open up to the media.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Alleged killer a severe psychotic, court told

An insurance executive on trial for killing his mother is a paranoid schizophrenic and likely had no idea what he was doing at the time of the murder, a court heard yesterday.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Cadres use pregnancy check to oppress single women: villagers

Officials in Yongzhou, Hunan province, forced unmarried women to have 'pregnancy checks' and made the tests compulsory for any female seeking a share of community land-sale revenues and voting rights, villagers said.

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

'I dare to express different views'

When Wang Shucheng spent his leisure time practising a telegraphic code and watching the dance troupe led by classmate Hu Jintao perform revolutionary routines at Tsinghua University some four decades ago, little could he imagine he and his classmates would take up such important roles in the government one day.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Victim continues fight for official redress

Long before it became common for mainlanders to petition the authorities over their grievances, Xiao Jianhua had been demanding compensation for suffering and damage inflicted on him during the Cultural Revolution.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

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