Five Hong Kong-based book publishers linked to the company Mighty Current went missing in 2015. They eventually turned up in the custody of mainland Chinese authorities. The circumstances surrounding their disappearances have raised questions about the safety of Hongkongers who speak out against Beijing.
Gui Minhai, a Swedish national and Hong Kong resident, was sentenced for ‘providing intelligence overseas’ in a case where the details are murky.
In Hong Kong, residents are worried about Beijing’s attempts to tighten its grip on the city, while central government officials are more concerned with losing control, says Wang Xiangwei.
Yonden Lhatoo advises those quick to ape the US president’s favourite refrain to get their facts straight and make sure their own houses are in order first – lest they embarrass themselves
Full details of new law not out yet, but worries surface over restrictions on freedom, creativity.
Lindstedt faces up to two years in prison if she is convicted of brokering an unauthorised meeting last year to negotiate the release of the dissident.
Sweden’s health minister Lena Hallengren says an investigation is important to know ‘the origin and spread of the coronavirus’.
Lam Wing-kee was one of the five Causeway Bay booksellers who disappeared in 2015 and later appeared in custody in mainland China.
The Swedish national was given a 10-year prison term for ‘providing intelligence to overseas entities’, though Beijing provided no specifics about the charge.
Five years after he ‘disappeared’ in Thailand, the Hong Kong-based Swedish citizen is found guilty of ‘illegally providing intelligence for overseas entities’.
Gui Congyou lashed out at local media in an interview on the weekend, saying they ‘have a habit of criticising, accusing and smearing China’.
Gui Chongyou tells state broadcaster that critics are like an ultra lightweight boxer trying to pick a fight with someone twice his size, who is then left with no choice but to respond
Hongkongers have expressed their desire for democracy in peaceful marches and at the ballot box over decades. Their desire for a different political system from the one in mainland China does not make them less Chinese.
Gui Congyou tells Swedish newspaper that country must face the consequences of ‘meddling’ in China’s affairs after row over human rights prize.
Chinese ambassador threatened ‘bad consequences’ for Sweden after its culture minister presented award to Gui, represented by an empty chair.
Shanghai police claim Wang Liqiang was convicted of fraud in 2016 and is under investigation for another alleged crime.
Swedish culture minister defies warning to present free speech literary prize to Hong Kong bookseller in detention at an unknown location in China.
The greater the official fuss over gossipy books, the more people are likely to believe that there is truth to the fiction. Cut the fuss, let Gui Minhai go, and no one will believe his books.
Despite tense relations, Chinese investment in the country saw a threefold increase last year, and bilateral trade grew 15 per cent.
Qiao Jianjun, former head of grain storage facility, will deny all charges, which include money laundering, and contest extradition, lawyer says.
Career diplomat Helena Sangeland arrives in Beijing as new trade and human rights strategy takes shape in Stockholm.
Prosecutor says Anna Lindstedt is being investigated over clandestine talks to free bookseller who disappeared from Hong Kong in 2015.