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China's green push gives clout to once "embarrassing" ministry

02 Mar 2016

BEIJING/LINYI, China An affable academic who cracks jokes and cycles to work, Chen Jining is the face of China's clean-up, turning his environment ministry from "most embarrassing" to a powerhouse that has taken on those driving growth at all costs.

China jails rights activist on spying charges as crackdown widens

22 Jan 2016

BEIJING A Chinese court has jailed a well-known rights activist for 19 years on state security charges, including supplying intelligence abroad, as the leadership widens a crackdown on rights lawyers that has triggered international condemnation.

China accuses detained Swede of fabricating information

20 Jan 2016

BEIJING The Chinese government has accused a detained Swedish national of operating an unlicensed rights group in China, which "fabricated and distorted" information about the country and organised others to "interfere" in sensitive cases.

Missing Hong Kong bookseller in China to answer 2004 conviction -state media

18 Jan 2016

BEIJING A Swedish bookseller whose mysterious disappearance sparked fears he may have been abducted by Chinese agents said he had voluntarily turned himself in to the authorities over a fatal drink-driving offence more than a decade ago. | Video

On election eve, Taiwan frontrunner says she seeks peace with China

15 Jan 2016

TAIPEI/BEIJING Taiwan presidential frontrunner Tsai Ing-wen sought to reassure she'd seek peaceful relations with China if she won Saturday's election, as Beijing again warned the self-ruled island against any moves towards independence.

China arrests most prominent woman rights lawyer for subversion

13 Jan 2016

BEIJING Chinese authorities have formally arrested China's most prominent woman human rights lawyer, accusing her of subverting the state, her lawyer said on Wednesday, as part of a crackdown on activists who have helped people fight for their legal rights.

China arrests most prominent woman rights lawyer for subversion

13 Jan 2016

BEIJING Chinese authorities have formally arrested China's most prominent woman human rights lawyer, accusing her of subverting the state, her lawyer said on Wednesday, as part of a crackdown on activists who have helped people fight for their legal rights.

China arrests most prominent woman rights lawyer for subversion

13 Jan 2016

BEIJING Chinese authorities have formally arrested China's most prominent woman human rights lawyer, accusing her of subverting the state, her lawyer said on Wednesday, as part of a crackdown on activists who have helped people fight for their legal rights.

China's feminists hail expected election of Taiwan's Tsai

13 Jan 2016

BEIJING Feminists in China are embracing Taiwan's presidential front-runner Tsai Ing-wen as a role model - in a country where the last woman leader was the empress dowager more than a century ago.

China's feminists hail expected election of Taiwan's Tsai

13 Jan 2016

BEIJING - Feminists in China are embracing Taiwan's presidential front-runner Tsai Ing-wen as a role model - in a country where the last woman leader was the empress dowager more than a century ago.

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