Connect to share and comment

Jailed academic's daughter says China stifling Uighurs

The daughter of a prominent Uighur academic told US lawmakers Tuesday that his arrest sent a message China will not tolerate even peaceful expression of grievances by the minority group. Ilham Tohti, an economist in Beijing who has been one of the most visible critics of China's treatment of the mostly Muslim ethnic group, was detained in January and accused of separatism, a charge that could carry the death penalty.

Japan ministers meet son of late senior China official

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with the eldest son of late Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang in Tokyo on Tuesday and expressed Japan's willingness to improve relations with China. Japan and China "must proceed with a strategic relationship of mutual benefit," Suga told Hu Deping during an hour-long meeting at the prime minister's office, according to a Japanese official.

Japan ministers meet son of late senior China official

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with the eldest son of late Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Hu Yaobang in Tokyo on Tuesday and expressed Japan's willingness to improve relations with China. Japan and China "must proceed with a strategic relationship of mutual benefit," Suga told Hu Deping during an hour-long meeting at the prime minister's office, according to a Japanese official.

Kishida says willing to meet son of ex-China leader Hu Yaobang

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday expressed willingness to meet with the eldest son of the late reform-minded Chinese leader Hu Yaobang during his eight-day visit to Japan through Sunday. "I would like to meet him even for a short time," Kishida said at a news conference, when asked about the visit to Japan by Hu Deping, a former member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Biggest show by Ai Weiwei to open in Berlin without him

The biggest-ever exhibition by China's best known and boldest contemporary artist, Ai Weiwei, opens in Berlin Thursday with his signature brand of politically explosive works given pride of place. The show at Berlin's Martin Gropius Bau museum comes one week after a landmark state visit to Germany by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Its 18 rooms of mainly new installations pack a stinging critique of official corruption, political repression and capitalist excess in the world's most populous country.

China angered as detained Uighur academic wins rights prize

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry expressed anger on Tuesday after a prominent detained Uighur academic won a human rights award in the United States, saying that he was a suspected criminal. Ilham Tohti, an economics professor who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur people from China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, was detained in January and subsequently charged with separatism.

Former China mining boss, linked to ex-security chief's son, on trial for murder

By Sui-Lee Wee and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - A former Chinese mining magnate with links to the eldest son of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang went on trial on Monday over charges including murder after being accused of leading a 36-member gang on a crime spree spanning two decades. Liu Han, the former chairman of unlisted Hanlong Group and once ranked the 230th richest person in China, faced trial in central Hubei province along with the other members of his "mafia-style" gang, state news agency Xinhua said.

Former China mining boss, linked to ex-security chief's son, on trial for murder

By Sui-Lee Wee and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - A former Chinese mining magnate with links to the eldest son of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang went on trial on Monday over charges including murder after being accused of leading a 36-member gang on a crime spree spanning two decades. Liu Han, the former chairman of unlisted Hanlong Group and once ranked the 230th richest person in China, faced trial in central Hubei province along with the other members of his "mafia-style" gang, state news agency Xinhua said.

Son of China's ex-leader eyes visit to Japan to mend bilateral ties

The eldest son of late Chinese reformist leader Hu Yaobang is making arrangements to visit Japan from later this month to early April, a source familiar with Japan-China relations said Thursday. The envisioned trip by Hu Deping, who is known to be close to Chinese President Xi Jinping, is hoped to "explore the possibility of improving Japan's relations with China by getting in touch with Japanese politicians and civilians," the source said.

China earthquake activist freed after five years

A Chinese activist who investigated whether shoddy construction caused the deaths of thousands of children when their schools collapsed in a 2008 earthquake was released Thursday after finishing a five-year jail term, his lawyer said. Writer and campaigner Tan Zuoren was heading home to Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, his lawyer Pu Zhiqiang told AFP by phone. "He was released today. Now he's on the way home," Pu said.
Syndicate content