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Nov 29, 2014

China activist pleads innocent in chaotic trial

A leading Chinese rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom pleaded not guilty to charges of disturbing public order in an all-night trial in which the judge rejected his requests for food, a lawyer said. The case against Yang Maodong, 48, comes amid ...

Hong Kong protests' unlikely teen leader Wong

| Nov 29, 2014

Hong Kong protests' unlikely teen leader Wong

At age 14, he stepped into the spotlight to take on — and ultimately help defeat — Hong Kong authorities’ plans to launch a “national education” curriculum, calling it a ploy to brainwash the city’s youth with unquestioned support for the Chinese Communist Party. ...