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Trade Drops for Phase 1 of Canton Fair 2014

Held twice a year in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the Guangdong province, the Canton Fair has been running since 1957 and is considered to be the largest trade fair in China. The Canton Fair (full name being China Import and Export Fair) is organized by China Foreign Trade Center and supported ...

Theatrical Activist ‘Super Vulgar Butcher’ Wu Gan Tried for Subversion

Activist Wu Gan, also known as Super Vulgar Butcher, stood trial for subversion in Tianjin on Monday. Wu was detained and pilloried in state media in May 2015 in a precursor to that July’s "Black Friday" or "709" crackdown on rights lawyers and activists, including many fro...

Philippine police now say 32 drug suspects killed in 1 day

Philippine police said Wednesday that an updated report shows anti-drug operations in a northern province this week left 32 alleged drug offenders dead — 11 more than earlier reported as the highest death toll in a single day since President Rodrigo Duterte launched his war on drugs a year ago....

Renowned Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Disappeared, Says Wife

Renowned Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been under house arrest for the last three years, suddenly disappeared from his home on Aug. 13. As of Aug. 15, there has been no update on his whereabouts. Gao’s wife Geng He, who lives in the United States, confirmed Gao’s disappearance wit...

Journalism, Propaganda, Censorship, and the 19th Party Congress

At Deutsche Welle, Sabine Peschel talks to Audrey Jiajia Li, a former TV journalist who has turned to social media and foreign media outlets as the media climate within China grows ever frostier. Li discusses self-censorship and social media blocks, her hopes for journalism in China, unpromising rec...