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Guangdong rights activist faces trial

An independent candidate who tried to run for a seat in a legislature in Guangdong faces trial next week for allegedly breaching electoral regulations, according to her lawyers.

Saturday, 4 February, 2012, 12:00am

Ai accused of damaging camera outside his home

Maverick artist Ai Weiwei said yesterday he had been summoned by police for allegedly damaging surveillance cameras outside his house.

He denied intentional damage, but admitted a provocative prank designed to mock the authorities.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Resolution of dispute a boost for Wang Yang

The Communist Party's top newspaper yesterday lauded a compromise agreement reached between a Guangdong village and local officials that peacefully ended almost two weeks of conflict, giving its tacit backing to provincial party secretary Wang Yang , who is seen as a contender for elevation to the party's top decision-making body late next year.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing Blitz takes aim at notorious 'black jails'

Beijing police are cracking down on security firms that profit from illegally detaining petitioners trying to air their grievances in the capital.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police harass dozens of blind activist's supporters

Scores of supporters of blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng were harassed, confined at home or warned to refrain from visiting him on his 40th birthday yesterday - a sign authorities remain as jittery as ever over his influence.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Airlines can ban disabled from flights

More than half of the mainland's 24 airlines have rules saying staff may refuse to allow disabled passengers on board if they might offend other passengers or make them uncomfortable, a recent study found.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

7 billion and counting

Snow Bai, 38, loves children. Already mother to a four-year-old boy, she wouldn't mind having another child, but 'only in an ideal world'.

In reality, she won't even consider it. Under the one-child policy, she would lose her job as a state employee if she becomes pregnant again. But more to the point, she said, is the high cost of bringing up a child in Beijing.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Blind activist a touchstone of freedom

They know taking a trip to Dongshigu village is a dangerous mission. But that hasn't stopped scores of supporters of Chen Guangcheng from trying to visit the blind legal activist at his home in Shandong province in the past couple of months.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hit-and-run child not expected to live, says hospital

A two-year-old girl fighting for her life in a Guangzhou hospital after being run over by two vehicles and ignored by more than a dozen passers-by was unlikely to survive, a hospital spokesman said yesterday.

18 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

House built to imprison blind activist

Shandong authorities, who have kept blind activist Chen Guangcheng under house arrest since his release from jail a year ago, have built a house in his village where they plan to imprison him and his wife, an activist and a friend of the couple said yesterday.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Finding a foothold

Pan Jiumei sometimes wishes she were a man.

For the 48-year-old chief of Jiangtang village, respect from her fellow villagers does not come naturally.

When conflicts arise there, she sometimes dreads intervening because villagers often shout sexist remarks at her.

2 Oct 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

Authorities bar mainland writers from visiting city

Six mainland writers were barred from travelling to Hong Kong to attend a conference organised by the Chinese branch of PEN International, the writers' organisation said yesterday.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

I am a free man, my guards are not

Mainland activist Hu Jia says he used to be filled with vengeful thoughts when police came knocking on his door, followed him everywhere or held him in extrajudicial detention.

After 31/2 years in prison, Hu, one of the mainland's most high-profile dissidents, says his old hatred for them has gone.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dissident Hu Jia goes from jail to hope

You wouldn't expect someone who has just been released from jail, put under house arrest and tailed by security men to be full of optimism.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am