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Christian Shepherd

Erik Prince had 'no knowledge' of training agreement in China's Xinjiang: spokesman

Feb 02 2019

(Corrects value of investment to 40 million yuan from 4 million yuan in paragraph 13 of this Feb. 1 story.)

Disappearing textbook highlights debate in China over academic freedom

Feb 01 2019

BEIJING A constitutional law textbook written by one China's best-known reform-minded legal scholars has been pulled from book shops, apparently the latest text to run afoul of a government campaign against "Western influence".

China jailing of rights website founder aimed at grassroots activism -group

Jan 29 2019

BEIJING A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced the founder of a website that reported on human rights abuses to five years in jail for "inciting subversion" of state power, a verdict decried by a rights group as part of a campaign to bury grassroots activism.

China jailing of rights lawyer a 'mockery' of law, says rights group

Jan 28 2019

BEIJING A Chinese court on Monday jailed prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for 4-1/2 years for subversion of state power, a sentence denounced by Human Rights Watch as a "mockery" of Beijing's claims to champion the rule of law. | Video

Spy novels, "daigou" and democracy: the many lives of Australian writer held in China

Jan 27 2019

BEIJING/SYDNEY A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists.

Spy novels, 'daigou' and democracy: the many lives of Australian writer held in China

Jan 27 2019

BEIJING/SYDNEY A Chinese-born Australian writer detained by authorities in Beijing for suspected espionage has long been a divisive figure among overseas Chinese dissidents and activists.

China detains students, labor activists in deepening crackdown

Jan 23 2019

BEIJING/SHENZHEN About a dozen Chinese labor activists and university students have either gone missing or been detained by police this week, sources told Reuters, amid a deepening crackdown on activists seeking improved rights for factory workers.

At a top Chinese university, activist 'confessions' strike fear into students

Jan 21 2019

BEIJING In late December, on the leafy streets of China's prestigious Peking University, a handful of students held up banners to protest against a takeover of the campus Marxist society by the Chinese Communist Party-affiliated Student Association.

U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'

Jan 17 2019

WASHINGTON/BEIJING A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws. | Video

China anti-corruption hunt catches 'tiger' official

Jan 15 2019

BEIJING China's anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into the former top official of the central province of Shaanxi, the latest "tiger" to be ensnared in President Xi Jinping's crackdown on corruption.

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