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Top Human Rights Lawyer Held on Public Order Charges: Police Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Authorities in the Chinese capital have confirmed they are holding a top human rights lawyer under criminal detention on public order charges, searching his home and denying him visits from a defense attorney, RFA has learned. "According to Article 80 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the People's..

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Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China Monday, January 8th, 2018

BEIJING, (AFP): A tanker carrying oil from Iran to South Korea was ablaze and spilling its cargo off eastern China Sunday after a collision with a cargo ship which left 32 tanker crew members missing. The vessel, carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil condensate, caught fire after the collision Saturday..

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China’s Leaders Face Economic Test in 2018 Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

As China begins a new year, the big question for its economy is whether government leaders will stick to their promises to control financial risks and rely on "high-quality" growth. The twin policy pledges, frequently repeated by President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, imply that the..

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One Year of Trump: The Defenders of Fictional Democracy Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

It seemed so much busier, much more manic and crowded than the one year that had passed. Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump continues to excite the same..

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