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Former Supreme Court judge Joseph Grimberg dies

SINGAPORE: Prominent lawyer and former Supreme Court judge Joseph Grimberg died on Thursday (Aug 17) at the age of 84. Mr Grimberg joined Drew and Napier in 1957 and was senior partner at the law firm from 1967 to 1987, when he was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court. Two years ....

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...

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...