Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism

Jul 17, 2015

Disillusioned Hong Kong youths eye separatism

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On a recent Sunday night in the working-class Hong Kong district of Mong Kok, a group of radical young activists swore through loudspeakers and gestured rudely as they denounced mainland Chinese as “prostitutes” and “barbarians.” The youngsters are members of a new front that ...

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 ...

Jul 14, 2015

South Korea sends 2 North Korean fishermen back home

South Korea said Tuesday that it had sent back two North Korean fishermen rescued earlier this month from South Korean waters. The two fishermen were sent home through the border village of Panmunjom, where they were greeted by North Korean officials and relatives, said ...

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 ...

China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens

Jul 13, 2015

China targets rights lawyers as crackdown on activists widens

Chinese authorities have widened a crackdown on human rights groups, detaining or questioning more than 50 lawyers and activists in a sweep over the past few days, rights groups say. Citing the need to buttress national security and stability, President Xi Jinping’s administration has ...