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Activist missing after escaping from 'black jail'

A blind mainland activist denied entry to Hong Kong for the July 1 rally is missing after fleeing a 'black jail' in Hebei province on Tuesday morning, a Hong Kong-based rights organisation says.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012, 12:00am

Activist missing after escaping from 'black jail'

A blind mainland activist denied entry to Hong Kong for the July 1 rally is missing after fleeing a 'black jail' in Hebei province on Tuesday morning, a Hong Kong-based rights organisation says.

Relatives of Li Guizhi, 57, who had been petitioning authorities for answers about the suspicious death of her son in 2006, said they feared for her safety.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Locals have little faith in Beijing

Hongkongers are losing their confidence in the central government. A survey has found that their mistrust is at its highest point since May 1997.

The poll was conducted this month by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme. Results showed 37 per cent of 1,003 respondents distrust Beijing.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lest we forget

June Fourth Elegies by Liu Xiaobo Jonathan Cape

Most poetry is to some degree about experience. Much of it, however, filters experience in such a way as to partially or wholly uncouple itself from events. Often, as a result, 'what' it may be about seems secondary to the 'how' it goes about providing meaning.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Yu Jie describes brush with death

Dissident Christian writer Yu Jie who has fled to the United States with his family, yesterday accused Beijing police of torturing him to the brink of death over a year ago and vowed he would not return before dramatic political change took place in his country.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dissident 'questioned by police for seven hours'

Hu Jia, one of the mainland's most high-profile dissidents, said he was questioned by police for more than seven hours yesterday and warned that he could be detained again if he continues campaigning on behalf of fellow activists.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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