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2005-12-23 02:28:23

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is sending a Chinese journalist working for the New York Times to trial charged with exposing state secrets, his lawyer said on Friday. Zhao Yan, who worked as a researcher for the paper before his arrest in September last year, won the Reporters Without Borders 2005 prize this month for journalists who have "shown a strong commitment to press freedom." "The way they have done this shows they know how controversial the charge is," lawyer Mo Shaoping told...

2005-11-23 23:30:51

By Geert De Clercq SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's most vocal opposition politician believes that politics in the city-state will not be reformed through elections but by civil disobedience against what he calls "unjust laws." Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), said he plans to use forthcoming elections to talk about democratic reform and will continue to promote civil liberties in the face of libel laws and limits on political activities....

2005-11-21 20:16:50

By Jonathan Lynn SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese author Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, is also a highly original painter, and a new exhibition in Singapore shows the same struggle for expression and meaning found in his writing. Gao won the Nobel for literature in 2000, the first Chinese to be so honored, when he was already living in exile in France. Both the paintings and his writing have their own distinctive style -- hardly surprising in an artist who...

2005-11-18 06:11:27

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China marked the 90th birthday of late Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang amid tight security on Friday, ending almost two decades of silence on the reformist whose death sparked the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests. Police checked car plates and identities of guests arriving for the official commemoration ceremony at Beijing's Great Hall of the People clutching red invitations describing the event as a symposium. The area...

2005-11-18 03:42:37

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China marked the 90th birthday of Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang amid tight security on Friday, ending almost two decades of silence on the reformist leader whose death sparked the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests. Police checked car plates and identities of guests arriving at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing clutching red invitations which officially described the event as a seminar. The area was cordoned off with...

2005-11-16 00:04:21

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's current leaders played a prominent role in the secrecy-shrouded 1990 burial of reformist Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang, whose death in 1989 sparked the Tiananmen pro-democracy protests. Video footage obtained by Reuters of the events 15 years ago show a grim-looking Wen Jiabao, then 48 and now China's premier, wearing a cream trench coat and a black armband at the interment. The footage has never been broadcast on Chinese...

2005-10-27 02:46:37

Please read in first paragraph ..."died in Beijing on Wednesday.".. instead of ..."died in Beijing on Thursday.".. A corrected repeat follows. BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese vice president and "red capitalist" Rong Yiren, who created the country's top financial conglomerate, died in Beijing on Wednesday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. He was 89. Rong, born into a rich family in eastern Jiangsu province in 1916, played a pivotal role in China's 1980s economic...

2005-10-27 03:04:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese vice president and "red capitalist" Rong Yiren, who created the country's top financial conglomerate, has died in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. He was 89. He died on Wednesday night. Rong, born into a rich family in eastern Jiangsu province in 1916, played a pivotal role in China's 1980s economic liberalization, when he advised then-leader Deng Xiaoping on the reforms credited with pulling a struggling China out of...

2005-10-27 00:37:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese vice president and "red capitalist" Rong Yiren, who created the country's top financial conglomerate, died in Beijing on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. He was 89. Rong, born into a rich family in eastern Jiangsu province in 1916, played a pivotal role in China's 1980s economic liberalization, when he advised then-leader Deng Xiaoping on the reforms credited with pulling a struggling China out of poverty. Rong, whose son Larry Yung...

2005-10-14 00:40:04

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - One of the most radical opponents of Chinese Communist rule, who once planned to explode a hot air balloon above Tiananmen Square scattering pro-democracy leaflets, has been jailed for life on terrorism charges. The People's Intermediate Court in Wuhan, capital of the central province of Hubei, also convicted Peng Ming of kidnapping and possessing counterfeit currencies on Thursday and fined him 35,000 yuan, the official Xinhua news agency...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.