Law & Order

Hong Kong scholar freed after China cuts sentence

A Hong Kong-based historian jailed on state secrets charges in China was released Thursday after his heavy sentence was reduced in a show of clemency that a rights group says has been increasingly rare for political prisoners.

Police struggle to quell mass riots in southern China

James Pomfret, Xavier Ng Reuters 13.06.2011
Police struggle to quell mass riots in southern China

Police in southern China have struggled to contain riots by hundreds of migrant workers over several days in a city near Guangzhou after a young pregnant street hawker was harassed by security guards, media reports said Monday.

China detains 74 in latest lead poisoning scandal

AUTHORITIES in eastern China have detained 74 people and suspended work at hundreds of factories after a new lead poisoning scare once again highlighted the dark side of the country's economic boom.

Apple Probes Blast at Chinese iPad Plant

Apple is investigating an explosion that killed two people, injured 16 and forced a production halt at a Foxconn Technology Group factory in China said to produce the popular iPad 2.

Security crackdown expected at Forbidden City, the imperial home, after jewel theft

POLICE have arrested a man they said broke into China's famed Forbidden City and stole seven art pieces made of gold and jewels, state media reports.

Chinese rocker reported detained after backing Ai Weiwei

A Chinese rock musician was briefly detained by police after voicing support for prominent artist and rights campaigner Ai Weiwei who is himself under detention, a Hong Kong-based rights group said on Thursday.

Hong Kong Actor Max Mok Busted for Drugs in Beijing

The Hollywood Reporter 19.04.2011
Hong Kong Actor Max Mok Busted for Drugs in Beijing

Hong Kong actor Max Mok, best known for his role in director Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China martial arts film series of the early 1990s, has been busted for alleged drug use in Beijing, official media said late on Sunday.

Ai Weiwei arrest: Chinese lawyer and designer are latest to disappear

A lawyer linked to Ai Weiwei went missing on Thursday night and a designer from the company handling the artist's affairs was taken by police six days ago, according to supporters.

Detained artist Ai Weiwei confesses to crimes, newspaper says

Artist and rights activist Ai Weiwei, who has been held in detention by Chinese authorities for 12 days, has reportedly begun confessing to crimes, a Hong Kong newspaper said Friday.

China warns world not to interfere in artist case

China warned the international community it had "no right to interfere" in the case of outspoken artist Ai Weiwei, who has been detained for investigation of unspecified economic crimes.

China milk-scandal activist force fed while on hunger strike

An activist who was jailed in China for representing the parents of children made ill by tainted milk powder was force-fed with milk powder in jail when he went on hunger strike, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Chinese police detain dissident artist Ai Weiwei at airport

Clifford Coonan The Independent 04.04.2011
Chinese police detain dissident artist Ai Weiwei at airport

Ai Weiwei, China's most controversial artist, was detained by police as he boarded a flight at Beijing airport yesterday, the highest-profile action yet in a clampdown on dissenting voices.

China charges man with sedition over protest calls

A human rights group says an Internet activist has been charged with subversion for spreading calls on the Internet for Middle Eastern-style anti-government protests in China.

China's capital tightens controls on foreign media

CHRISTOPHER BODEEN My Way New 06.03.2011
China's capital tightens controls on foreign media

Officials in China's capital said Sunday that foreign reporters must seek government permission to conduct interviews in Beijing, taking a hard interpretation of current, more liberal regulations amid Internet calls for Middle East-style popular p...

China uses whistles, water, police on protests

ELAINE KURTENBACH My Way News 27.02.2011
China uses whistles, water, police on protests

Large numbers of police - and new tactics like shrill whistles and street cleaning trucks - squelched overt protests in China for a second Sunday in a row after more calls for peaceful gatherings modeled on recent democratic movements in the Middl...

China charges subversion for protest repostings

ANITA CHANG The Washington Post 24.02.2011
China charges subversion for protest repostings

China filed subversion charges against Internet users who reposted a call for protests as the authoritarian government enforced its crackdown against any Middle East-style democracy movement, activists said.

Macau's Ho to restart legal action against family-lawyer

Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho is set to take fresh legal action against family members, his lawyer said on Tuesday, in the latest U-turn in a dynastic tussle for control over one of Asia's largest fortunes.

China's Zijin to pay extra $3 mln for toxic leaks

Farah Master, David Holmes Reuters Africa 01.02.2011
China's Zijin to pay extra $3 mln for toxic leaks

Chinese gold miner Zijin Mining will fork out 20 million yuan ($3 million), its latest penalty for its key role in hazardous waste water leaks last year, a court judgement showed on Monday.

Customs officers in Hong Kong and Macau have jointly smashed a syndicate which has been selling counterfeit goods on the Internet.

Hong Kong mom goes missing in Taiwan

The Standard 07.01.2011

A Hong Kong woman has disappeared after leaving her daughter towards the end of a Taiwan tour.

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