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China cracks down on foreign spending sprees

China is to restrict foreign investments in sports clubs, real estate and entertainment and is banning investment in pornography and «unauthorised» military technology.

Widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate reappears in video

The widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has resurfaced in an online video, weeks after her friends raised concerns about her fate at the hands of the authorities following her husband's funeral.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using «so-called democracy» to conduct «illegal violent activities».

Chinese fans tell «Homesick Boy» Tevez to stay away

Chinese football fans and media are urging underperforming Carlos Tevez not to return from a trip to Argentina, nicknaming him «Very Homesick Boy» as speculation swirls that he wants out of China.

Fiat Chrysler an enticing takeover target for China

Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be an alluring takeover target for a Chinese company, instantly putting it at the top rung of the US auto industry, analysts say.

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed 

Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement rallies were jailed Thursday for their role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, dealing a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform.

Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not

At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, scrutinising everyone who neared the gate they guarded.

Dark days for China's democracy dream

The death of Liu Xiaobo deprives China's dissident movement of a crucial figurehead at a time when political activism on the mainland is being forced ever deeper underground, and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are under threat.

China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo cremated

The body of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday after a ceremony attended by his wife and friends, two days after the dissident lost a battle with cancer while in custody.

US lawmakers hit Beijing at hearing on Liu Xiaobo's death

US congressional Democrats and Republicans condemned Beijing on Friday over the recent death of Liu Xiaobo, saying the demise of the imprisoned Nobel laureate highlighted the Chinese government's disregard for human rights.

Former Nobel chairman stands by Liu award

The former chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee on Friday justified awarding Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo with the 2010 peace prize which Beijing slammed as "blasphemy".

Chinese censors scrub emoji tributes to Nobel winner

China's censors raced Friday to scrub social media networks of candles, RIP and other tributes to Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo as they seek to silence discussion about the prominent dissident's death.

Hong Kong democracy activists mourn death of Liu Xiaobo

Democracy activists and members of the public gathered outside China's liaison office in Hong Kong Thursday night to mourn the death in custody of China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and vent their anger at Beijing.

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