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June 26th, 2017

CHINA China Frees Jailed Dissident With Terminal Cancer BBC Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on compassionate grounds after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr. Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says he is being treated in a […]

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June 23rd, 2017

CHINA China’s “Underground Railroad” Smuggles Blood For Illicit Gender-Testing In Hong Kong RADIO FREE ASIA A complex network of companies, middlemen and clinics in mainland China and Hong Kong is carrying on a roaring trade in on-the-quiet prenatal testing to determine the gender of fetuses for Chinese couples, a practice that is banned on the mainland because of […]

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June 22nd, 2017

CHINA The Dark Side Of China’s National Renewal Jamil Anderlini, FINANCIAL TIMES Examples of the West ceding global leadership seem to have become a weekly occurrence. In the vacuum left behind it is natural to look for a replacement and for many, including the Mandarins in Beijing, China appears to be the most credible. But how much do we […]

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June 21st, 2017

CHINA China’s Police Run Detention Centers Are A “Human Rights Disaster” RADIO FREE ASIA Recent proposals to reform China’s police-run detention centers are unlikely to do much to address a nationwide “human rights disaster” for police suspects in detention, human rights lawyers told RFA. The country’s Ministry of Public Security issued a call for consultation […]

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June 20th, 2017

CHINA China Universities Accused Of Ideological Weakness FINANCIAL TIMES China’s anti-corruption watchdog has accused 14 top universities of ideological infractions after a months-long investigation, as the country’s ruling Communist party broadens its political control over educational institutions. “Ideological and political work is relatively weak, and the implementation of ideological systems is not strong enough,” said […]

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June 19th, 2017

CHINA Chinese Conglomerate HNA Sues Exiled Tycoon Guo Philip Wen and Matthew Miller, REUTERS China’s HNA Group has filed a defamation lawsuit against Guo Wengui, days after it first broke its long silence over what it says were “baseless and meritless” allegations by the exiled billionaire, court documents show. Guo, whose companies and employees are […]

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June 16th, 2017

CHINA China’s Crushing Of Independent Lawyers Is a Blow to Rule of Law THE ECONOMIST Shortly after he took over as China’s leader in 2012, Xi Jinping had some encouraging words. It was essential, said Mr. Xi, “to ensure that all citizens are equal before the law, to respect and guarantee human rights, and to […]

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June 15th, 2017

CHINA China Has a Worrying Habit of Making Business Leaders Disappear Sherisse Pham, CNN A top executive suddenly dropping off the radar would be alarming for any company. But in China, it’s become a disturbingly familiar situation. The latest example is Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of a major insurance company that owns the Waldorf Astoria […]

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June 14th, 2017

CHINA Xi Jinping’s Fandom Helps Fuel China’s World-Beating Splurge On Soccer M&A Sidney Leng, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST Soccer-related mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity in China in recent years has outpaced that of the rest of the world by a wide margin, partly due to the fandom of the country’s leader. Between 2014 and 2016, […]

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June 13th, 2017

CHINA China Charges Activist Over Tiananmen Massacre T-Shirt And Friends Who “Sheltered” Her RADIO FREE ASIA A rights activist who publicly commemorated the June 4, 1989 military crackdown on the Tiananmen Square student movement last year is being mistreated in detention as she awaits trial on public order charges, her lawyer told RFA on Friday. […]

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