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Christian Shepherd

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.

China court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

Jan 14 2019

BEIJING/OTTAWA A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily. | Video

China blocks Western diplomats from trial of 'cyber-dissident'

Jan 14 2019

BEIJING China on Monday blocked Western diplomats from attempting to attend the trial of a well-known Chinese activist who ran a website reporting alleged rights abuses, amid U.N. concerns about his health.

North Korea's Kim discusses expected summit with Trump in talks in China: Yonhap

Jan 09 2019

BEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed an expected U.S.-North Korea summit in talks in Beijing on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency said, days after Kim warned he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions. | Video

China police detain students protesting crackdown on Marxist group

Dec 28 2018

BEIJING Chinese police detained a group of students on Friday who were protesting against a crackdown on a campus Marxist society, whose former head was held by police on the 125th birthday of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong.China has an awkward relationship with the legacy of Mao, who died in 1976 and is still officially venerated by the ruling Communist Party.

China tries rights lawyer in case Amnesty denounces as a sham

Dec 26 2018

TIANJIN, China The subversion trial of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer in what Amnesty International called a "sham" hearing ended on Wednesday without a verdict being announced.

Leading Chinese Marxist student taken away by police on Mao's birthday

Dec 26 2018

BEIJING Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, on the sensitive anniversary of the 125th birthday of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, whose legacy remains deeply contested.

Crisis of faith: Tibetan Catholics face modernity in China village

Dec 25 2018

CIZHONG, China Ruanna, a 77-year-old Tibetan woman living in a remote Chinese village overlooking the Mekong river, says her Catholic faith has never been in doubt. | Video

British publisher pulls academic journals from China after government complaint

Dec 24 2018

BEIJING A British academic publisher has dropped more than 80 journals from its offerings in China at the government's request, including the Asian Studies Review which had content deemed "inappropriate" by authorities.

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