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July 21st, 2017

CHINA Guangdong Leader Strengthened In China Leadership Stakes As Rival Party Boss Ousted James Pomfret, REUTERS Hu Chunhua, the Communist Party boss of China’s southern economic powerhouse of Guangdong has long been considered a rising political star. Now, the surprise dismissal of a key regional rival may well have bolstered that image. Sources close to top party and […]

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July 20th, 2017

CHINA Liu Xiaobo: Censored By China, Supporters Take To Social Media Cindy Sui, BBC A social media movement—styled as a “global memorial”—has been launched to mourn and commemorate the loss of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, supporters are posting pictures of an empty chair next to the sea with […]

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July 19th, 2017

CHINA China’s Xi Jinping Tightens Grip On Power With Ally’s Promotion Lucy Hornby, FINANCIAL TIMES Xi Jinping’s elevation of an ally to a key political position has further tightened the Chinese Communist Party leader’s grip on power and marginalized liberal factions ahead of a key Communist party conclave this autumn. Chen Min’er, an associate of […]

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July 18th, 2017

CHINA Why China Censors Banned Winnie The Pooh Stephen McDonell, BBC The blocking of Winnie the Pooh might seem like a bizarre move by the Chinese authorities but it is part of a struggle to restrict clever bloggers from getting around their country’s censorship. When is a set of wrist watches not just a set of wrist […]

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July 17th, 2017

CHINA Where Is Liu Xia? Activists Seek Wife Of Chinese Nobel Laureate Eva Dou, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Activists expressed concern for the wife of deceased Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, as she remained out of touch with friends despite the government saying she is “free.” Mr. Liu’s brother, Liu Xiaoguang, was the only family member to […]

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July 14th, 2017

CHINA Chinese Citizens Evade Internet Censor To Remember Liu Xiaobo Javier C. Hernandez, THE NEW YORK TIMES The death on Thursday of China’s most prominent political prisoner, Liu Xiaobo, set off a frenzied effort by government censors to block discussion of his legacy online. Candle emoticons and the phrase “R.I.P.” were banned on Weibo, a popular Chinese […]

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July 13th, 2017

CHINA Lui Xiaobo: China’s Most Prominent Dissident Dies BBC Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was China’s most prominent human rights and democracy advocate, has died aged 61. The activist had been serving an 11-year prison term for “subversion” and was recently moved to a hospital for treatment for terminal liver cancer. A university professor turned […]

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July 12th, 2017

CHINA Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Laureate, Is Said To Be Suffering Organ Failure Austin Ramzy, NEW YORK TIMES The health of the Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo is worsening, with his liver, kidney and breathing functions failing, the hospital that is treating him said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Liu, who was sentenced to 11 years […]

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July 11th, 2017

CHINA Ailing Dissident’s Case Fits A Pattern In Chinese Prisons, Critics Say Javier C. Hernández, THE NEW YORK TIMES One Chinese activist died after the authorities ignored pleas to treat her liver disease while she was in detention. Another was left with years of chronic pain after prison doctors misdiagnosed a problem with his pancreas. Accusations […]

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July 10th, 2017

CHINA Dissident Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo “In Critical Condition” Mimi Lau, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Ailing Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo “is in a critical condition,” the Chinese hospital treating the dissident said on Monday, ordering its medical staff to be ready to resuscitate him. In a statement released by the First Hospital of China Medical University, […]

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