AP Wire Service BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles, his lawyer said Sunday.
By Didi Tang Associated Press BEIJING (AP) – A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Feb. 28 that drew widespread public condemnation in China.
By Jake Pearson The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, whose escape from house arrest to the U.S. embassy in Beijing sparked a diplomatic crisis last year, will be leaving his position at New York University at the end of this month, the university confirmed.
By Jim Gomez The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Indonesian mountaineer, who faced death threats while battling illegal loggers, and a Bangladeshi lawyer, who fought to keep old, rusty ships from being dumped in her homeland, were named recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards on Thursday. This year’s six honorees battled great odds […]
By Andrew Duffelmeyer, Didi Tang, and Gillian Wong The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A blind Chinese legal activist who was suddenly allowed to leave the country arrived in the United States on Saturday, ending a nearly month-long diplomatic tussle that had tested U.S.-China relations. Chen Guangcheng had been hurriedly taken from a hospital […]
By Christopher Bodeen The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) ― As a former U.S. commerce secretary and governor of Washington state, Gary Locke wasn’t considered much of a heavyweight on human rights when he became the first Chinese American ambassador to Beijing last year. Trade and maintaining smooth relations between Washington and its biggest foreign creditor […]
By Charles Hutzler The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The blind activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between the United States and China did not set out to be a dissident. Chen Guangcheng taught himself law to defend the constitutional rights he saw trampled so often.
A monthly column about all things Asian in popular culture By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Controversies and — a movie opening Relativity Media, an L.A.-based film studio, defended its decision to shoot part of its comedy film, “21 and Over,” in Linyi, China. This decision is controversial because Linyi, a city in China’s eastern […]
By Gillian Wong The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Rights activists have criticized a Hollywood studio for filming a buddy comedy in an eastern Chinese city, where a blind, self-taught activist lawyer is being held under house arrest and reportedly beaten.