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Aug 19, 2014

Chinese police question rights lawyer about meeting with former U.S. envoy

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.

Aug 19, 2014

Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China after infant food scare

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.

Aug 19, 2014

Lead contamination scare hits Heinz infant food in China

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.

Aug 11, 2014

China says over 150 ‘economic fugitives’ at large in the U.S

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.

Jul 9, 2014

WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking

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.

Jun 30, 2014

China to try top military officer in strike against corruption

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.

Jun 25, 2014

China says Philippines stirring tensions after Aquino supports Japan

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.

Jun 24, 2014

China’s Supreme Court overturns death sentence for victim of domestic violence: lawyer

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.

Jun 13, 2014

China arrests prominent human rights lawyer in case watched by West

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.

Jun 12, 2014

China denounces Japan protest over military jets’ close brush

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
Wednesday.