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First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history
Geologists have found the first evidence for China's Great Flood, a 4,000-year-old disaster on the Yellow River that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization, researchers said Thursday.
 
Mainland China lawyer gets 7 years in 3rd subversion trial this week
A mainland Chinese lawyer was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in the third in a series of subversion trials demonstrating the mainland's ruling Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) determination to silence independent human rights activists and government critics.
 
Second legal activist sentenced as mainland China reins in critics
A mainland Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, in the second in a series of cases underscoring the mainland's ruling Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) determination to rein in critics.
 
The mainland's Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is to impose tighter controls on its youth wing, state media reported, in what analysts said was a move to undermine a powerful political faction allied to mainland executive chief Li Keqiang.
 
A key figure in Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" has been blasted as a U.S.-backed agent intent on sowing dissent and discord in a new propaganda video from the mainland Chinese authorities.
 
Mainland China holds live-fire navy drills in East China Sea
Mainland China's navy has fired dozens of missiles and torpedoes during exercises in the East China Sea that come amid heightened maritime tensions in the region, underscoring Beijing's determination to back up its sovereignty claims with force if needed.
 
Mainland China's defence minister has urged preparations for a "people's war at sea" to counter offshore security threats and safeguard sovereignty, state media reported Tuesday.
 
China hands human rights activist 3-year suspended sentence
A Chinese court issued a three-year suspended prison sentence to a human rights activist charged with subversion of state power after a brief trial Tuesday, the first publicly acknowledged hearing in a secrecy-shrouded yearlong case involving hundreds of rights activists.
 
Prominent Chinese rights lawyer 'out on bail' after over a year behind bars
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer detained over a year ago in a sweeping crackdown has been released on bail, Hong Kong media said Monday, as it showed her praising her jailers.
 
China "cannot tolerate" accusations that its investment in a British nuclear plant threatens that country's security, state media said Monday, after London surprisingly delayed the giant project.
 
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