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May 22, 2015

China says U.S. actions in South China Sea ‘irresponsible, dangerous’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Friday it was “strongly dissatisfied” after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military’s most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which had a team on board the U.S. aircraft.

May 22, 2015

China says U.S. actions in S.China Sea ‘irresponsible, dangerous’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Friday it was “strongly dissatisfied” after a U.S. military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military’s most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which had a team on board the U.S. aircraft.

May 19, 2015

Women activists leave for North Korea and DMZ peace march

BEIJING, May 19 (Reuters) – With tears, songs and laughter,
30 women activists set off from Beijing on Tuesday on a
controversial trip to North Korea, where they will cross the
heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) to the South in a
call for peace on the divided peninsula.

The activists, including veteran American women’s rights
campaigner Gloria Steinem, plan two peace walks and a peace
symposium in North Korea, said Christine Ahn, international
coordinator for the group called WomenCrossDMZ.

May 7, 2015

Global campaign preceded surprise move to free Chinese activists

BEIJING (Reuters) – When five Chinese women’s rights advocates were detained in early March, diplomats and activists worked together in an unusual effort to put pressure on Beijing to free them ahead of a Chinese-sponsored women’s summit in New York in September.

It is unclear whether the campaign by Western diplomats, activists and Chinese rights campaigners, including a suggestion that China be dropped as a summit sponsor, led to the surprise release of the women last month.

Apr 17, 2015

China jails journalist for seven years for ‘leaking state secrets’

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court jailed a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website for seven years on Friday, her lawyer said, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party’s inner workings.

Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed doors in Beijing last November, was convicted on a charge of providing state secrets to foreign contacts, her lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said.

Apr 17, 2015

China jails journalist accused of leaking state secrets for seven years

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese court has sentenced a journalist accused of leaking an internal Communist Party document to a foreign website to seven years in prison, her lawyer said on Friday, a ruling that reflects the sensitivity surrounding the party’s inner workings.

Gao Yu, 71, who was tried behind closed doors in Beijing last November, was convicted on a charge of providing state secrets to foreign contacts, her lawyer, Mo Shaoping, said.

Apr 13, 2015

China frees five women activists on bail after outcry

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners.

The women were taken into custody on the weekend of March 8, International Women’s Day, and detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. They had planned to demonstrate against sexual harassment on public transport.

Apr 13, 2015

China to free three women activists on bail, fate of others unknown: lawyers

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have unexpectedly decided to release three women activists, two lawyers said on Monday, after an unprecedented vocal campaign against their detention by the West and China’s rights community.

Wei Tingting, 26, Wang Man, 32, Zheng Churan, 25, will be released on bail, Liang Xiaojun and Wang Qiushi, two lawyers involved in the case, told Reuters, citing accounts from family members.

Apr 13, 2015

China to free 3 women activists on bail, fate of others unknown-lawyers

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have unexpectedly decided to release three women activists, two lawyers said on Monday, after an unprecedented vocal campaign against their detention by the West and China’s rights community.

Wei Tingting, 26, Wang Man, 32, Zheng Churan, 25, will be released on bail, Liang Xiaojun and Wang Qiushi, two lawyers involved in the case, told Reuters, citing accounts from family members.

Apr 10, 2015

Obama says concerned China bullying others in South China Sea

KINGSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said Washington is concerned China is using its “sheer size and muscle” to push around smaller nations in the South China Sea, just hours after Beijing gave a detailed defense of its creation of artificial islands in the contested waterway.

China’s rapid reclamation around seven reefs in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea has alarmed other claimants, such as the Philippines and Vietnam, and drawn growing criticism from U.S. government officials and the military.