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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Rights activists dismiss HK bookseller 'confession'
Rights campaigners dismissed an apparent confession by a missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on mainland Chinese state television as "worthless" and a "smokescreen" Monday as the city's leader distanced himself from the case.
A hacker proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group infiltrated the internal network of one of mainland China's top universities to display images of masked and mounted militants, reports said Monday.
Twenty prominent lawyers and jurists from Europe, North America, Australia and Pakistan on Monday urged mainland China leader Xi Jinping to release a dozen Chinese lawyers and legal assistants held in detention in an open letter published in the UK newspaper The Guardian.
As international markets watch anxiously, mainland China is due to release a flood of data Tuesday that are likely to show economic growth slowed in the latest quarter but still is among the world's strong.
Monday, January 18, 2016
China growth slides to 25-year low in 2015: survey
China recorded its lowest growth in a quarter of a century in 2015, an AFP survey has forecast, projecting a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy this year.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The second most senior official in Sichuan province is suspected of corruption, an official said Friday, the latest implicated in a high-profile anti-graft campaign.
Mainland China's bank lending declined sharply in December from November, the central bank said on Friday, despite moves to keep the world's second largest economy from slowing further with looser monetary policy.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Mainland China's top diplomat warned Thursday that a new global financial crisis was possible as markets suffer a painful rout at the start of the year, partly over fears of turmoil in the world's second largest economy.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Chinese exports exceeded expectations in December, spurring a rally on Asian markets Wednesday, in a rare bright spot for the world's second-largest economy which has been hit by slowing growth and saw overall trade drop last year.
China arrests, charges 2 new rights lawyers in crackdown
Mainland China has formally arrested on "subversion" charges two more human rights lawyers held in secret for six months, a lawyer said Wednesday, bringing the total accused to nine as a sweeping crackdown intensifies.
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