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UN rights body calls on China to release rights lawyer

March 28th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar. 28 (ANI): The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on China to release that country's best known rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, who has been declared missing ... Read more...

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Now, China makes Skype illegal

December 31st, 2010 - 8:28 am ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Dec. 31 (ANI): China has the use of the popular internet telephony service, Skype, illegal.Websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are already blocked in China and Google closed down ... Read more...

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Chinese Woman Worried About Missing Husband

October 8th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez, Geng He, the wife of a Chinese dissident is reportedly worried about the safety of her missing husband. Attorney Gao Zhisheng, who was a candidate for this years Nobel ... Read more...

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China to issue ninth white paper on human rights on Sunday

September 25th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.25 (ANI): China will issue a white paper on its human rights Sunday, a statement from The Information Office of the State Council said Saturday.According to a Xinhua news report, ... Read more...

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Chinese civil rights lawyers banned from practicing

May 8th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (DPA) China revoked the right-to-practice licenses of two civil rights lawyers, sparking condemnation from civil society organisations Saturday. A notice posted on the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice website late ... Read more...

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PM goes overseas, but Tharoor steals headlines (Washington Diary)

April 14th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand Washington, April 14 (IANS) Shashi Tharoor has again shown his talent for stealing headlines every time the prime minister travels overseas. This is the second time in a row ... Read more...

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Missing Chinese lawyer charged for subversion

March 16th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 16 (ANI): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has confirmed that missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been sentenced to prison on subversion charges.While Yang didn't reveal the charges against Gao ... Read more...

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Now China spy hides in Canadian church to avoid deportation

February 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 3 (IANS) Even as Canadian agencies struggle to deport a former KGB agent hiding in a Vancouver church, yet another former spy -- for China -- has now hidden himself ... Read more...

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Chinese lawyer’s family makes dramatic escape: Report

March 13th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 13 (DPA) The wife and children of leading Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have escaped from close police surveillance and travelled via Thailand to the US, Radio Free Asia ... Read more...

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China defends Mugabe’s right to buy home in Hong Kong

February 17th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Feb 17 (DPA) China Tuesday defended the right of Robert Mugabe to own a Hong Kong home after the Zimbabwean leader reportedly paid $5 million for a villa in the ... Read more...

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New Guns N” Roses album invites Chinas ire

November 25th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.25 (ANI): China has launched a propaganda broadside against American rock band Guns N'' Roses, citing their comeback album as an attack on the nation. The album, entitled Chinese Democracy, went ... Read more...

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Manhattan magic, security blues, rebels with a hundred causes (New York Diary)

September 25th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) As over 170 world leaders and hundreds of diplomats descended in New York for the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, the district of Manhattan, epitomising ... Read more...

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Regular press briefings cancelled at Beijing Olympics

August 16th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug.16 (ANI): Organizers of the Beijing Olympic have decided to cancel their regular daily press conferences following a series of heated exchanges between officials and journalists in the past four ... Read more...

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China sets conditions for Olympic protests

August 4th, 2008 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, Aug 4 (DPA) China has set tough conditions including a minimum notice of five days for any group wanting to protest at three designated parks during the Beijing Olympics, ... Read more...

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16 policemen killed in suspected terror attack in China (Second lead)

August 4th, 2008 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Urumqi (China), Aug 4 (Xinhua) At least 16 policemen were killed and an equal number injured Monday when two suspected terrorists attacked a group of security personnel jogging through the street in ... Read more...

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China unblocks some websites at Olympic media centre

August 1st, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 1 (DPA) China has unblocked some websites previously inaccessible to journalists at the Olympic Games main media centre after pressure from the International Olympic Committee, but other sites remained blocked. ... Read more...

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Olympics organizers defend internet censorship for foreign media

July 30th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 30 (DPA) China's organizers of the Summer Olympic Games defended Wednesday their move to block access to some websites for foreign journalists, saying the internet access provided at the Games ... Read more...

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82 ‘terrorists’ targeting Olympics held so far: China

July 10th, 2008 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Urumqi (China), July 10 (Xinhua) China has said it has smashed five terror groups and detained 82 suspected militants in the Muslim-populated northwestern Xinjiang province for allegedly plotting to sabotage the Olympics ... Read more...

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Religious commission urges US to put Vietnam on list of oppressors

May 3rd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, May 3 (DPA) An independent US group that monitors religious freedom around the world has urged the US government to put Vietnam back on its list of most serious violators. In ... Read more...

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Hong Kong ejects rights activists ahead of torch relay

April 27th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hong Kong, April 27 (DPA) The Hong Kong government was criticized Sunday after it sent home three foreign rights activists who flew to the city to demonstrate at the Olympic torch relay ... Read more...

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Beijing Olympic torch relay will pass by Chinese embassy in Canberra

April 21st, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Apr.21 (ANI): The Beijing Olympic torch relay will pass within 200 metres of the Chinese embassy this Thursday, even as there are concerns that the event could be marred by ... Read more...

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Malaysia to deploy police commandos for Monday’s Olympic torch relay

April 19th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, Apr.19 (ANI): The Malaysian Government on Saturday said that it would deploy police commandos for Monday's 16.5-km-long Olympic torch relay through Kuala Lumpur. Local newspapers quoted government sources as ... Read more...

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Australia talks tough over torch relay

April 16th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by admin
DPA Sydney, April 16 (DPA) China's Olympic torch escorts risk arrest if they clash with pro-Tibet protestors at the relay in Canberra next week, Australian officials said Wednesday. "They could be subject to ... Read more...

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Olympic torch goes through Buenos Aires amid tight security

April 12th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Buenos Aires, April 12 (DPA) The Olympic torch relay escaped major incidents Friday in Buenos Aires, with the flame covering almost 14 kilometres through city streets amid very tight security. Under a ... Read more...

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Olympic torch arrives in Argentina

April 11th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
DPA Buenos Aires, April 11 (DPA) The Olympic flame arrived in Buenos Aires from San Francisco amid tight security for the torch relay's only South American stop. After protesters hounded the Beijing-bound flame ... Read more...

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UK mobilises security ahead of hostile reception for Olympic torch

April 6th, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr.5 (ANI):At least 2000 British policemen have been mobilised in anticipation of the storm of protest expected to greet the Olympic torch when it arrives here on Sunday. The torch begins ... Read more...

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Olympic flame arrives in London

April 6th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
London , Apr.6 (ANI): The Olympic flame has arrived in London . It will be paraded through the streets of the city today.China s Ambassador to Britain Fu Ying and ... Read more...

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Police deployed in Athens for arrival of Olympic torch

March 29th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
DPA Athens, March 29 (DPA) More than 2,000 police will be deployed here this weekend to secure the handover of the Beijing Olympic flame to Chinese organisers after pro-Tibetan demonstrators disrupted the torch ... Read more...

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