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Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Aug 14, 2018

Just months after clearing the way to rule in perpetuity, China's president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges

China expels German student who researched rights lawyers

Aug 13, 2018

China has expelled a German university who conducted research on human rights lawyers detained in a 2015 crackdown

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Aug 11, 2018

A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party says no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest

Thousands in China mosque standoff over demolition plan

Aug 10, 2018

Thousands of Muslims have gathered at a mosque in northwestern China to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced

Women's volleyball captain Zhu leads China into Asian Games

Aug 10, 2018

A volleyball player who makes her living in Turkey is the unrivalled star of China's squad to this month's Asian Games in Indonesia

China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities

Jul 24, 2018

An official Chinese Communist Party newspaper says Tibetan children have been banned from taking part in religious activities over the summer holidays

Chinese professor suspended following misconduct complaints

Jul 12, 2018

A leading Chinese university has suspended a prominent primatologist in a victory for China's slow-building #MeToo movement

Bishops call for 3-day fasting after Duterte says God stupid

Jul 9, 2018

Philippine Catholic bishops have called for fasting and prayers after the president called God "stupid" and questioned God's existence in profane remarks that set the foul-mouthed leader on a collision course with Asia's largest Catholic church

Chinese court hands US football coach 4-year prison sentence

Jun 28, 2018

A Chinese court sentenced former American football player Wendell Brown to four years in prison for a bar fight, a punishment his lawyer and an activist called excessive

Thai court grants bail to detained pro-democracy activists

May 24, 2018

A court in Thailand granted bail to 15 pro-democracy activists arrested earlier this week after several thousand police were deployed to halt their protest against military rule

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