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Rape Charges Against PLA General’s Son Uncertain

Li Guanfeng (also known as Li Tianyi), the 17-year-old son of high-profile People’s Liberation Army singer Li Shuangjiang, was arrested in February on suspicion of involvement with a gang rape. Li is now set to go on trial, but official media reports indicate that the charges against him may be less severe than anticipated. From the South China Morning Post: The official China

June 28, 2013

Violence Erupts Anew in Xinjiang

Just after riots in Turpan, Xinjiang killed 35 people, unrest broke out in southern Xinjiang. The unrest comes ahead of the fourth anniversary of violent riots in Urumqi, the regional capital, in which close to 200 people died. The New York Times reports: The latest clash occurred in Hotan Prefecture, in the southern part of Xinjiang, whose population is predominantly Uighur. The

June 28, 2013