SEOUL, South Korea - Nine North Korean defectors have been forced to return to their country from China after being captured in Laos, a South Korean news report says. Laos had been assumed to be a safe route for North Koreans leaving their mostly poverty-stricken homeland. Activists say that defectors who are returned to North Korea can be punished or even killed by the...
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Make no mistake: America and China are on a collision course and the battleground is Asia. The China-Japan dispute has little to do with a small group of islands in the South China Sea. It's about a new world power, China, wanting to assert its authority in Asia. And it's about the U.S being threatened by China's increasing power and wanting to contain it. That's what makes...
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Ilham Tohti, a scholar at a Beijing university who has been prevented from going to the United States, says that he is being closely watched by China’s security forces.
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China said Tuesday that the H7N9 bird flu had spread to a new area, confirming the first case in the eastern province of Shandong.
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China will compensate a woman who was held in a disused morgue as punishment for going to Beijing to petition against her husband’s jailing, the state media said Friday.
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In an open letter to President Xi Jinping, Liu Xia said the sentencing last Sunday had been unfair and urged Mr. Xi to govern China in a way that respects the rights of individuals and avoids “ruthless suppression based on violence.”
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A news report says nine North Korean defectors have been forced to return to their country from China after being captured in Laos. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted a senior Foreign Ministry official in Seoul as saying the defectors were flown home Tuesday despite a South Korean request that China not repatriate them. It said the unidentified official expressed strong...
(20 days ago)
VIENTIANE, Laos - Early last month, nine young North Korean defectors, guided by a South Korean pastor and his wife, thought they were on the last leg of a long escape. Already, they’d traveled some 2,500 miles, sneaking from the northern tip of North Korea into China, then - in the most dangerous part of their journey - across much of eastern China. Next, they’d headed into...
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