Jul 15, 2015

China arrests Britons, South Africans for 'terror' videos

Twenty foreign tourists including Britons, South Africans and an Indian national have been arrested in northern China, according to reports by Britain’s Foreign Office and a South African charity, on suspicion some had ties to a “terror group.” China has agreed to release 11 ...

Jul 15, 2015

New Zealand opposition embroiled in racism row

New Zealand’s main opposition Labour Party denied allegations of racism Wednesday after blaming Chinese investors for pushing up prices in Auckland’s red-hot property market. Amid concerns that houses are becoming unattainable in New Zealand’s largest city, Labour released data over the weekend purporting to ...

Death of Tibetan monk in China draws ire of U.S. lawmakers

Jul 15, 2015

Death of Tibetan monk in China draws ire of U.S. lawmakers

U.S. lawmakers held a moment of silence Tuesday and expressed anger and sadness over the death in prison of a prominent Tibetan monk, and lamented that U.S. criticism of China’s conduct is failing to stop repression of the minority group. House members called for ...

Detained Chinese lawyer 'blabbered' about rule of law, human rights

Jul 14, 2015

Detained Chinese lawyer 'blabbered' about rule of law, human rights

China’s state media last month accused Wang Yu, the country’s most prominent female human rights lawyer, of “blabbering about the rule of law and human rights.” Two weeks later, she met a Reuters reporter, saying she thought her arrest was inevitable. Wang has defended ...

Jul 14, 2015

Chinese police say they fatally shot 3 Uighur 'terrorists'

Police in northeastern China said they fatally shot three minority Muslim Uighurs Monday, calling them terrorists who were using knives to resist arrest. Police also injured a fourth suspect during the incident Monday in Shenyang, police said in a statement on their microblog. A ...

Jul 14, 2015

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. The Google Maps website on Tuesday referred to the rich fishing ground — a subject of ...

Jul 13, 2015

Three Chinese Uighurs get six years over terrorism in Indonesia

An Indonesian court on Monday sentenced three members of China’s ethnic Uighur minority community to six years in prison after finding them guilty of conspiring with Indonesian militants, including a fugitive who is on the nation’s most-wanted list. A panel of judges at the ...