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China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

The deteriorating health of China's best-known political prisoner was immediately met with dismay and anger by the country's beleaguered community of rights activists and lawyers, who called it a blow to the democracy movement. Liu was diagnosed on May 23, and prison authorities in a statement ...

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Hong Kong's Youth Press Campaign Despite China's Rejection of Full Democracy

When the British handed over Hong Kong to China in 1997, Beijing promised to allow universal suffrage as an "ultimate aim", along with other freedoms, under a "one country, two systems" arrangement agreed with London. That's not going to happen, well-placed sources in Beijing and Hong Kong ...

VOA

Trial of Chinese Billionaire in UN Bribery Case Opens

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Chinese billionaire accused of bribing United Nations diplomats to gain their approval of a U.N. conference center he wanted to build. Ng Lap Seng has pleaded not guilty. He has posted $50 million bail, but is restricted to a luxury New York City ...

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China overtakes Hong Kong as top IPO market as listings surge

The number of listings in China has surged 303 per cent and raised 336 per cent more funds in the first-half of 2017, compared with the year-earlier period, surpassing Hong Kong as the top IPO market, according to EY. Ringo Choi, Asia-Pacific IPO leader said a total of 246 companies listed on ...

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Jury selection starts in trial of Chinese billionaire

Jury selection began on Monday in the New York criminal trial of a Chinese billionaire charged with trying to bribe United Nations diplomats to ease approval of a UN conference centre. Ng Lap Seng, 69, has pleaded not guilty to six charges, including conspiracy, since his arrest in September ...

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