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Christian Shepherd

China's Peking University tightens party control, curbs activism

14 Nov 2018

BEIJING China's prestigious Peking University, historically a bastion of student activism, has moved to quash dissent and strengthen Communist Party control after a spate of protests across China on issues ranging from labour rights to #MeToo.

China says 'hard to understand' U.S. skipping import fair

25 Oct 2018

BEIJING China finds it "hard to understand" why the United States is not sending senior government officials to a major import expo in Shanghai next month, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

In China's Catholic heartland, Vatican deal brings Communist Party closer

22 Oct 2018

DONGLU VILLAGE, China In 1996, a tiny village with a huge Gothic-style church in China's Catholic heartland of northern Hebei province was the scene of a tense stand-off between the ruling Communist Party and the faithful. | Video

UPDATE 2-China defends "anti-extremism" measures in Xinjiang as scrutiny mounts

16 Oct 2018

BEIJING, Oct 16 Vocational training is being used "to the greatest extent" in China's far-western Xinjiang region to ensure militant activities are "eliminated before they occur," a senior Communist Party official said.

China school sued by fired gay teacher in potential landmark case

28 Sep 2018

BEIJING A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired last month, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China's protection of minority groups.

China school sued by fired gay teacher in potential landmark case

28 Sep 2018

BEIJING, Sept 28 A gay kindergarten teacher in China is suing his former school after being fired last month, in what his lawyer called a landmark case to test China's protection of minority groups.

China demands U.S. 'dispel obstacles' to military ties and stop slander

27 Sep 2018

BEIJING China demanded the United States "dispel obstacles" to improving military ties and stop slandering it, amid growing tensions over trade, Taiwan, the South China Sea and U.S. President Donald Trump's claims of China meddling in the upcoming U.S. election. | Video

From chatroom to courtroom: China's #MeToo movement takes legal turn

27 Sep 2018

BEIJING When a former intern at China's state broadcaster wrote in July about being groped and forcibly kissed by one of the country's most recognisable television stars, her story ignited a social media firestorm in a country where a backlash against sexual harassment was growing.

'China's big mistake' - Pakistanis lobby to free wives trapped in Xinjiang

25 Sep 2018

BEIJING Pakistani businessmen whose wives and children are trapped in China's restive Xinjiang are travelling to Beijing to lobby their embassy, in hopes that the south Asian nation's new government will pressure its ally for their release.

UPDATE 4-China places top energy official, a senior Uighur, under investigation

21 Sep 2018

* Top Chinese energy official probed for 'discipline violations'

World News

Trump stands by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia despite saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have known about the plan to murder dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last month.