BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police have questioned a prominent human rights lawyer about meetings with the former U.S. ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most outspoken dissidents, was arrested in June on charges of causing a disturbance and illegal access to personal information in a case that sparked an outcry among rights workers in China and the West.
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in China after it was forced to recall some infant food products from Chinese store shelves due to excess levels of lead.
The company, known globally for its ketchup and baked beans, made the announcement as it sought to contain the potential damage to its reputation in a country where consumers are highly sensitive to food safety after a series of high-profile scares.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food products in China after a local watchdog said they contained excessive levels of lead, threatening to dent the company’s reputation in a country highly sensitive to food safety.
Heinz said on Monday it had recalled four batches of a cereal product for infants after regulators in eastern China said they had found lead that exceeded regulation levels in its AD Calcium Hi-Protein Cereal.
BEIJING (Reuters) – More than 150 economic fugitives, many of whom are corrupt officials or suspected of graft in China, are at large in the United States, Chinese state media said on Monday, citing a senior official from the public security ministry.
The United States “has become the top destination for Chinese fugitives fleeing the law,” the China Daily newspaper said, citing Liao Jinrong, director general of the ministry’s International Cooperation Bureau.
BEIJING, July 9 (Reuters) – China must separate the
conflicting promotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco
monopoly to reduce smoking-related deaths, which number as much
as 1 million a year, the head of the World Health Organization
(WHO) said on Wednesday.
With more than 300 million smokers, China is the world’s
largest producer and consumer of tobacco. The government has
pledged to curb smoking but its efforts have had little success.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China will court-marshal one of its most senior former military officers on charges of corruption, state media said on Monday, the highest-ranking official to date felled in President Xi Jinping’s battle against deep-rooted and pervasive graft.
Xu Caihou retired as vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission last year and from the party’s decision-making Politburo in 2012.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday accused the Philippines of creating tension in the region and urged Manila to show “sincerity” in upholding stability after President Benigno Aquino welcomed Japan’s more assertive military policy.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made it clear on Tuesday he wanted an early agreement with his ruling party’s dovish junior partner to ease constitutional curbs that have kept Japan’s military from fighting abroad since World War Two.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.
The landmark case of Li Yan, which was widely discussed on the Internet in China, highlights the plight of victims of domestic violence, and drew the attention of international human rights groups.
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police said on Friday they had arrested a prominent human rights lawyers on charges of causing a disturbance and illegal access to personal information, in a case that has sparked an outcry among rights workers in China and the West.
Pu Zhiqiang, one of China’s most outspoken dissidents, was detained last month after he attended a meeting in a private home to commemorate the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
BEIJING, June 12 (Reuters) – China said on Thursday that
Japan’s accusations of Chinese fighter jets flying “abnormally
close” to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea
were aimed at deceiving the international community.
Japan protested after Chinese warplanes flew “abnormally
close” to Japanese military aircraft over the East China Sea on