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Turnbull in a China shop: did Beijing bogeyman sway an Australian election?
Family of victim mourns at Shandong McDonald's outlet a week after killing that shocked the nation

The family of a woman who was killed by alleged cult members at a McDonald's in Shandong province returned to the scene to mourn her death.

4 Jun 2014 - 8:38AM

The family of a woman who was killed by alleged cult members at a McDonald's in Shandong province returned to the scene to mourn her death.

Family of victim mourns at Shandong McDonald's outlet a week after killing that shocked the nation
'It will haunt me': Witnesses tell of guilt after watching 'cult' kill woman in McDonald's
Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message
Faithful rally to save new Sanjiang church in Wenzhou from demolition

Hundreds of worshippers at a newly built church in Zhejiang province have launched a campaign to save the building from the wrecking ball. The church is located in Ou Bei township in Wenzhou, which is home to one of China's largest Christian communities.

7 Apr 2014 - 3:53AM

Hundreds of worshippers at a newly built church in Zhejiang province have launched a campaign to save the building from the wrecking ball. The church is located in Ou Bei township in Wenzhou, which is home to one of China's largest Christian communities.

Faithful rally to save new Sanjiang church in Wenzhou from demolition
Deputy Wukan chief secures new term despite graft claims

Hong Ruichao received 3,441 out of nearly 8,000 ballots cast on the second round of voting in Wukan, which was seen as a potential cradle for democracy two years ago when Communist Party leaders allowed protesting villagers to elect their own government.

2 Apr 2014 - 2:33AM

Hong Ruichao received 3,441 out of nearly 8,000 ballots cast on the second round of voting in Wukan, which was seen as a potential cradle for democracy two years ago when Communist Party leaders allowed protesting villagers to elect their own government.

Deputy Wukan chief secures new term despite graft claims
Chinese authorities just won't give up, says Wukan protest leader who fled to US
Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes

A Wukan official who helped lead the village's historic anti-corruption protests in 2011 was released last night after being held for more than 24 hours on bribery allegations.

15 Mar 2014 - 2:49AM

A Wukan official who helped lead the village's historic anti-corruption protests in 2011 was released last night after being held for more than 24 hours on bribery allegations.

Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes
Wukan village’s future under threat as ex-cadres retake party reins
Guangzhou parents relieved as escaped mental patient recaptured

Guangzhou residents were relieved to learn last night that a potentially dangerous mental patient suspected of killing a man last year had been recaptured two days after he walked out of an unsecured psychiatric hospital in the city.

23 Feb 2014 - 6:55AM

Guangzhou residents were relieved to learn last night that a potentially dangerous mental patient suspected of killing a man last year had been recaptured two days after he walked out of an unsecured psychiatric hospital in the city.

Guangzhou parents relieved as escaped mental patient recaptured
Suu Kyi will be invited to Beijing, says China's ambassador to Myanmar

China's ambassador to Myanmar says it is only a matter of time before Beijing invites the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an official visit. The Nobel Peace laureate has said she would like to visit China, which still holds significant economic and political influence in Myanmar, but the invitation should come from the Chinese government.

30 May 2014 - 8:23AM

China's ambassador to Myanmar says it is only a matter of time before Beijing invites the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for an official visit. The Nobel Peace laureate has said she would like to visit China, which still holds significant economic and political influence in Myanmar, but the invitation should come from the Chinese government.

Suu Kyi will be invited to Beijing, says China's ambassador to Myanmar
Grass roots leader withdraws from politics as Wukan loses faith in democracy experiment

After a little more than a year in the limelight, Zhuang Liehong has given up politics. Zhuang emerged as a leader of grass-roots protests over stolen land in Wukan in Guangdong in 2011 and was elected to its village committee in a historic democratic election the following year.

17 Jan 2014 - 4:25PM

After a little more than a year in the limelight, Zhuang Liehong has given up politics. Zhuang emerged as a leader of grass-roots protests over stolen land in Wukan in Guangdong in 2011 and was elected to its village committee in a historic democratic election the following year.

Grass roots leader withdraws from politics as Wukan loses faith in democracy experiment
Southern Weekly's parent firm slammed for 'betraying' free-speech protesters

A group of journalists working for the company that publishes the Southern Weekly newspaper have launched a campaign in support of a civil rights activist facing trial for backing their strike a year ago.

1 Jan 2014 - 6:02PM

A group of journalists working for the company that publishes the Southern Weekly newspaper have launched a campaign in support of a civil rights activist facing trial for backing their strike a year ago.

Southern Weekly's parent firm slammed for 'betraying' free-speech protesters
In China, losing battle against lung disease and workers' rights

A migrant worker shocked China in 2009, when he volunteered for an operation to open up his chest to prove he was suffering from a fatal lung disease. The case has highlighted the challenges workers face as they seek compensation for occupational illness on the mainland.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:51PM

A migrant worker shocked China in 2009, when he volunteered for an operation to open up his chest to prove he was suffering from a fatal lung disease. The case has highlighted the challenges workers face as they seek compensation for occupational illness on the mainland.

In China, losing battle against lung disease and workers' rights
Wukan elects village chief, but not all are happy

Rain-drenched voters in Wukan returned to the polls yesterday in a ballot clouded by signs authorities are reasserting their power. The Guangdong village grabbed headlines worldwide in 2011 when locals staged huge protests and drove out Communist Party officials they accused of illegal land grabs and the death of a detained local villager.

1 Apr 2014 - 6:36PM

Rain-drenched voters in Wukan returned to the polls yesterday in a ballot clouded by signs authorities are reasserting their power. The Guangdong village grabbed headlines worldwide in 2011 when locals staged huge protests and drove out Communist Party officials they accused of illegal land grabs and the death of a detained local villager.

Wukan elects village chief, but not all are happy
A diversity of views from participants in July 1 events
Beijing steps up centralisation of power to control provincial leaders

Beijing has sent more officials from ministries and state-owned enterprises to provinces during the latest leadership reshuffle, amid fears it may lose control of local governments, observers said.

5 Jul 2013 - 5:32AM

Beijing has sent more officials from ministries and state-owned enterprises to provinces during the latest leadership reshuffle, amid fears it may lose control of local governments, observers said.

Beijing steps up centralisation of power to control provincial leaders
Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row

A relative and the lawyer of a man acquitted of murdering two children after previous trials found him guilty are urging authorities to investigate the wrongful convictions.

25 Aug 2014 - 3:54PM

A relative and the lawyer of a man acquitted of murdering two children after previous trials found him guilty are urging authorities to investigate the wrongful convictions.

Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row
Online anger at witnesses who did nothing to stop McDonald's killing in Shandong; cult suspects held

Six members of a religious cult have been arrested for killing a woman at a McDonald's in Shandong province in a case that has prompted national outrage over the failure of onlookers and restaurant staff to intervene.

2 Jun 2014 - 10:33AM

Six members of a religious cult have been arrested for killing a woman at a McDonald's in Shandong province in a case that has prompted national outrage over the failure of onlookers and restaurant staff to intervene.

Online anger at witnesses who did nothing to stop McDonald's killing in Shandong; cult suspects held