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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

Is China's glass half empty or half full?

Thesis: China is a ruthless dictatorship that denies its people their basic rights, jails and tortures its critics, destroys its natural environment, rewrites history, manipulates its currency and global trade rules and bullies neighbouring states. Corruption exists at almost every level of officialdom.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Liu Xiaobo got jail leave to mourn father's death

Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is serving an 11-year prison term on subversion charges, was allowed out of jail briefly last month to mourn the death of his father, his brother said yesterday.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese 'peace prize' ditched after one year

The controversial 'Confucius Peace Prize', unveiled hastily last year after jailed mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize amid furious protests from Beijing, has suddenly been cancelled.

The award this year was scrapped for 'violating relevant regulations', the organisers' parent association said in a letter posted on the Ministry of Culture website.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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