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Outspoken Singer Detained Over Explosion Remarks

AP reports that Wu Hongfei, singer for the Beijing-based rock outfit Happy Avenue (幸福大街), has been detained for comments that she posted on her Weibo account: Police have detained an activist singer who wrote that she wanted to...

After Killing Sprees, Beijing Bans Knife Sales

After two recent stabbings in Beijing—one of which took two lives (including a U.S. citizen) on July 17 at a downtown shopping mall, the other claimed one fatality on July 22 at the same Carrefour outlet that supplied the murder...

Airport Bomber Wins Praise, Reinvestigation

Beijing airport bomber Ji Zhongxing is in custody in an undisclosed location following surgery to amputate his left hand, injured in Saturday’s blast. The explosion appears to have been a desperate protest after eight...

Tang Hui, Rape Victim’s Mother, Wins Compensation

Tang Hui won a court appeal on Monday in the latest chapter of a saga that began in 2006, with the kidnapping, rape and beating of her then 11-year-old daughter. Two men were subsequently sentenced to death, four to life in...

After Forced Evictions, a Nightmare of Red Tape

Forced demolitions have been labelled China’s greatest source of social unrest; Amnesty International reports that evictions have given rise to over 40 self-immolation protests in recent years. At 2Non—”Non Fiction...

‘Good Samaritan’ Case Gets New Ending

Adam Minter describes a dramatic twist in the tale of Peng Yu, whose prosecution for aiding an elderly woman became a potent symbol of modern China’s social decay and exerted a deep chilling effect over would-be Good...

A Glimpse into Chinese Law-Making

At China Real Time Report, law professor Stanley Lubman describes a recent Sino-American legal exchange presentation given in San Francisco. The talks covered issues such as appropriate levels of financial compensation and the...

10 Families of China Crash Victims Take Payment

Many families of victims who died in the Wenzhou high-speed rail crash have refused government offers of compensation. But ten families have accepted. From AP: Families who agreed will receive about $142,000 for each victim who...

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