Tag: Guangzhou (China)

China Holds #MeToo Activist Who Wrote About Hong Kong Protests

BEIJING — The Chinese authorities have detained a journalist who was a leading figure in the country’s #MeToo movement and had recently written about the antigovernment protests in Hong Kong, her friends said on Thursday. The activist, Huang Xueqin, was detained last week in the southern city of Guangzhou, according to friends who asked not […]

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What Xi Jinping Hasn’t Learned From China’s Emperors

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) on Oct. 1, the party-state has much to celebrate: an unprecedented record of economic development, world-class education and technological innovation, an increasingly prominent position on the world stage. But even as the authorities go to extreme lengths to assure a triumphant […]

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A Father-Son Split on Hong Kong Protests Shows City’s Generational Divide

HONG KONG — Wong Yue-kui watched with dismay as a live feed on television showed anti-government protesters peacefully occupying an airport terminal in his city, Hong Kong. This is not going to end well, he thought. Then he saw his son, Kenny, a 38-year-old insurance agent, among the black-clad demonstrators. For weeks, he had been […]

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Australian Writer Yang Hengjun Charged with Spying in China

SYDNEY, Australia — Yang Hengjun, a well-known Australian writer and democracy activist detained by the Chinese authorities in January, has been formally charged with spying, Australian officials said Tuesday, intensifying tensions over Beijing’s treatment of its critics. Mr. Hengjun’s lawyer, Rob Stary, said that his client had been charged with “a single act of espionage,” […]

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