The New York Times’ Michael Forsythe and Mark Mazzetti report on Beijing’s demands...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 17, 2012
The trial of former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun, who launched a major political scandal after making a surprise visit to the U.S. Consulate in February, started proceedings a day early. Foreign reporters in Chengdu, where...
by Scott Greene | Feb 7, 2012
Rumors are swirling in the foreign press and in both western and Chinese social media around the whereabouts of Wang Lijun, the Chongqing vice-mayor and former police chief credited with carrying out party secretary and...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 18, 2010
A plane on an apparently illicit flight from North Korean into China has crashed and killed the pilot. The Christian Science Monitor reports: The South’s Yonhap news agency, reporting from the major northeastern Chinese city of...
by Li Xiaorong | Jun 10, 2005
ABC reports that the lawyer for a former Chinese security bureau official, who has been granted refugee status in Australia, has outlined abuses. He says his client saw abuses perpetrated by members of China’s secret service. The revelation of a third defector comes as two other former officials, diplomat Chen Yonglin and policeman Hao Fengjun, […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jun 9, 2005
From The Australian: I HAVEN’T met a defector for years. Well, at least not an embassy official. But in the late 1980s my then partner, Linda Jaivin, and I were befriended by Wang Qunsheng, a pleasant if rather doctrinaire member of the Chinese embassy staff in Canberra. Wang was always solicitous and perhaps a little […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 7, 2005
From the International Herald Tribune: A Chinese diplomat renewed his bid to defect to Australia on Tuesday after a first asylum request was rejected amid concerns that the case could harm growing trade relations with China. See also “China defector in Australia contacts U.S. mission” from Reuters and “Pro-democracy claims not convincing: China expert” from […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 4, 2005
From BBC, via Turkish Weekly: A senior Chinese diplomat who left his job at his country’s consulate-general in Sydney has addressed a rally to commemorate the Tiananmen events. “I feel very unsafe,” he told a crowd of several hundred people in Sydney. “In 16 years, the Chinese government has done nothing for political reform. People […]
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