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Thursday, January 21, 2016
A deputy head of the Chinese Cabinet's Taiwan Affairs Office has been placed under investigation for apparent corruption amid renewed scrutiny of Beijing's policies toward the island following its election of a new independence-leaning president.
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Mainland's Taiwan office deputy head under investigation
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Mainland China has confirmed that a missing Hong Kong-based bookseller, one of five men whose disappearance fueled fears of an erosion of the city's freedoms, is on the mainland, the city's government said.
Mainland Chinese authorities have formally stripped the ex-director of Shanghai's free trade zone of his official posts and accused him of graft including "trading power for sex," according to a statement on Tuesday.
The chairman of one of mainland China's most prominent clothing firms, Metersbonwe, has returned to work, the company said, a week after announcing his disappearance amid speculation he had been caught up in an insider trading investigation.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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.
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.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
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.
A Swedish co-founder of a human rights group in China has been detained by authorities on suspicion of endangering state security, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday.
Democratic lawmakers heckled Hong Kong's leader in parliament on Wednesday, slamming him for not speaking out over five missing booksellers feared to have been detained by authorities in mainland China.
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