Tue, 23 Sep 14
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A court in China has sentenced a prominent advocate of improved rights for the Uighur ethnic minority to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of separatism. Ilham Tohti, who's a former university professor, has criticised China's policies in the western region of Xinjiang, home to a large mainly-Muslim Uighur population. Li Fangping, a lawyer representing Tohti, told BBC Chinese’s Martin Yip his client will appeal the verdict. Mr Li begin by explaining what are in the lengthy verdict.
Mon, 22 Sep 14
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Chan King-cheung, Editor-in-chief of Hong Kong Economic Journal, sees few new signs in Xi’s meeting with the HK business delegation to Beijing, led by former SAZ chief Tung comprised of more than 40 tycoons and industry leaders. The main message is to reassure them Beijing will not change its HK policy, that rifts among HK’s business elites should stop.
Thu, 18 Sep 14
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UK newspaper report on the disappearance of China’s ambassador to Iceland and the accusation of him spying for Japan.
Wed, 17 Sep 14
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According to a Financial Times report, as China seeks Western governments’ help in pursuing officials who flee overseas, democratic countries face challenge over how far they co-operate with an authoritarian regime.
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