Law & Order

Violent Clashes Reported in China Over Mosque Demolition

Hundreds of Muslims in a northwestern China village trying to prevent the demolition of their mosque clashed with police, causing several deaths, Hong Kong media and residents said on Tuesday.

Chinese madam who ran prostitution racket executed by lethal injection

A madam who forced hundreds of women into prostitution has been executed in China.Wang Ziqi was sentenced to death for luring young women to work in brothels which were disguised as tea houses, beauty salons or hotels.

56 die in end of holiday crashes

People's Daily 08.10.2011
56 die in end of holiday crashes

More than 50 people were killed in three major road accidents across China yesterday, as people returned home at the end of the week-long National Day holiday break.

12 Confirmed Dead in Molten Iron Spill in E China

Twelve people have been confirmed dead after molten iron spilled out of a refining furnace at a steel plant in east China's Jiangsu province on Wednesday, with rescuers retrieving another body Thursday.

China: Dozens die as bullet trains collide in Zhejiang

At least 35 people have died and more than 200 are hurt after two high-speed trains crashed into each other in eastern China, state media reports.

Chinese authorities say Ai Weiwei owes back taxes

Although prominent Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has been charged with tax evasion, his lawyer Pu Zhiqiang says that the tax authorities have yet to provide evidence for the charge.

Gome Says It's Suing Ex-Chairman Chen in Beijing for Breach of Agreement

Gome Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd., China’s second-largest electronics retailer, said it filed a lawsuit in Beijing against former chairman Chen Xiao for breaching an agreement to protect the company’s reputation.

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.

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