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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...

China-U.K. Relations Fracture Amid Hong Kong Crackdown

As the Hong Kong government’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists continues unabated, relations between Beijing and London have become increasingly frayed. Areas that have previously highlighted Hong Kong’s...

TV Host Applauds “Cleaning Out Foreign Trash”

Since 2000, Yang Rui has been the host of English-language CCTV 9’s ‘Dialogue’ talk show and as such, in James Fallows’ words, part of “the face the government wants to present to the outside...

Chinese-Canadian Activist Dies in Vancouver at 105

The Vancouver Sun reports the death last month of Charlie Sang Now Quan, who spent his 90s campaigning against two discriminatory immigration policies of the early 20th Century: the $500 head tax he paid on his arrival in Canada...

Foreign Maids' Victory Faces Challenge

A Hong Kong high court ruling stating that it is unconstitutional to deny domestic workers permanent residence after several years of uninterrupted residency is being challenged by the government. BBC reports: Hong Kong’s...

Police Interrupt “Sham” Wedding in Northern Ireland

Londonderry police interrupted a wedding on the mistaken suspicion that the ceremony was simply a ploy to assist the Chinese bride’s immigration. The couple’s lawyer believes that police may have mounted the raid in...

China Plans Draft Immigration Law

The first law to manage immigration to China in being drafted, the China Daily reports: Experts on migration were advising the government to learn from experience abroad in regulating immigration, Zhang Jijiao, researcher with...



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