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Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Feb 11, 2016

Hong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protest

Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. Hong Kong police and local media reports said 37 people ...

Feb 8, 2016

China offers rewards for terrorism tipoffs: Xinhua

China has pledged to reward people who report online “terrorist” content up to 100,000 yuan ($15,200) for each tipoff, after giving out 2 million yuan worth of rewards last year, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday. “The Internet has become a channel for ...

Feb 8, 2016

Cambodia arrests man wanted over grisly murder of Spaniard in Bangkok

The prime suspect in the grisly murder and dismemberment of a Spanish national in Bangkok has been arrested in Cambodia, police said Monday. Multiple body parts belonging to businessman David Bernat were found floating in Bangkok’s Chao Praya river last month. Police believe he ...

Feb 5, 2016

China sheds more light on 3 missing Hong Kong booksellers

Mainland Chinese authorities say they are investigating three missing Hong Kong booksellers for unspecified criminal activity, shedding more light on a case that has gripped residents with fear that Beijing is tightening its hold on the city. Hong Kong police said late Thursday they ...

Feb 2, 2016

Foreign governments piling pressure on Malaysia over fund scandal

Malaysia may have absolved its prime minister in a huge corruption scandal, but foreign authorities investigating suspicious global fund flows are making clear they consider the affair far from over and that the net is tightening. Malaysia’s attorney general last week cleared Prime Minister ...

Feb 1, 2016

China arrests 21 over $7.6 billion Ponzi scam

Chinese authorities have arrested 21 people on suspicion of defrauding around 900,000 people of more than 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion), state media reported, after an online peer-to-peer lender turned out to be a giant Ponzi scheme. Ezubao offered investors annual returns of between ...

Feb 1, 2016

China punishes 27 officials over teen's wrongful execution

Twenty-seven officials in China have been “penalized” for the wrongful execution of a teenager 20 years ago, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. Hugjiltu was 18 in 1996 when he was sentenced and put to death for the rape and murder of a ...