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Turkish police detain leading civil society figure – media

ISTANBUL: Turkish police have detained the prominent civil society figure and businessman Osman Kavala at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as part of a secret investigation, the T24 news website and other media said on Thursday. The T24 news website cited Kavala's lawyer as saying he had been taken to .....

Badiucao: Xi’s the One

In the run-up to the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing, China watchers are busy making and analyzing predictions of who will be promoted to the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, a group of seven who in effect run China. But amid such speculation, few doubt that the congress will more for...

Benedict Rogers: World Must “Wake Up” on Beijing’s Threat to HK

Conservative UK human rights activist Benedict Rogers, who worked as a journalist for five years in Hong Kong just after the 1997 handover, has recently been a regular media commentator on the erosion of political freedoms in Hong Kong, a vocal critic of Chinese encroachment on sovereignty in the ...