Former Chinese Bookseller’s Wife Held Under “Exit Ban”

The wife of a prominent former Chinese bookseller is being prevented from leaving China until her husband returns to the country to answer questions about his alleged political writings. Yu Miao ran Shanghai’s famed liberal...

American Executive Released from Factory

Chip Starnes, an American businessman who was held hostage by workers at his factory outside Beijing, has been released after five days. Starnes, a co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, was prevented from leaving his...

American Factory Boss Held by Workers in Beijing

American executive Chip Starnes has been held hostage in a Beijing factory since Friday by workers demanding severance packages, reports Laurie Burkitt at The Wall Street Journal: “What they don’t understand is that...

Chinese Workers Abducted in Sudan’s Darfur

As China’s investment in Sudan’s oil continues, China’s Foreign Ministry says four Chinese workers have been abducted in Sudan’s North Darfur region, according to AP: Monday’s statement says the men are...

Chinese Workers Abducted by Rebels in Sudan Released

The 29 Chinese workers who were abducted by rebels while working on a road construction project in Sudan ten days ago have been released and sent to Kenya. From AP: The International Committee of the Red Cross said the abducted...

China Anger After 8 Tourists Die on Hijacked Bus

Hong Kong tourists in the Philippines were taken hostage by an ex-officer. Eight were left dead. From the Associated Press: China warned travelers over travel to the Philippines and demanded answers Tuesday over how eight Hong...

Philippines Defends Handling of Bus Hostage Crisis

The Chinese government has condemned an attack on a bus of Hong Kong tourists in Manila in which passengers were held hostage and eight were killed. From Reuters: Eight hostages and their disgruntled ex-policemen kidnapper were...

Basilan Execs Lose Track of 2 Kidnapped Chinese

Michael Tan and Oscar Lu, both Chinese nationals, were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf gunmen Nov. 10, 2009, and the group responsible is no longer communicating with the authorities for the return of the hostages: Basilan Vice Governor...

China Hostages ‘Killed in Sudan’ (Updated)

Five Chinese oil workers taken hostage in Sudan have been killed, according to the BBC: The five were part of a group of nine Chinese workers seized from an oil field in Kordofan in central Sudan. The foreign ministry said two...



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