Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months

The New York Times, 31 January 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.

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China accused of ‘systematic killing’ for human organs

The Parliament, 29 January 2013

One of parliament’s most senior MEPs says China should be hauled before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for “genocide”.

Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, Edward McMillan-Scott said Beijing is guilty of “contemporary genocide” for its alleged transplantation of live organs.

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Pollution thick enough to cancel flights hits Beijing; ‘beyond index’ for 2nd time in 2 weeks

The Washington Times, 29 January 2013

BEIJING — Thick, off-the-scale smog shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday, forcing airlines to cancel flights because of poor visibility and prompting Beijing to temporarily shut factories and curtail fleets of government cars.

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How serious is China on corruption?

BBC News, 28 January 2013

Even among China’s jaded internet users, this was big news: Li Jianguo, a Communist official operating at the very top of the party, was under investigation for corruption.

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Philippine president accuses China of turning away Filipino fishing boats from disputed shoal

The Washington Post, 26 January 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday accused Chinese vessels of preventing Filipino fishing boats from seeking shelter at a disputed South China Sea shoal in new incidents that he said prompted his government to elevate the case to international arbitration.

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Uyghurs Harassed During Visit

RFA, 25 January 2013

The families of Uyghurs disappeared by the authorities are restricted during a Turkish leader’s trip.

Authorities in China’s restive Xinjiang region detained and harassed several families of missing Uyghurs during the visit of a Turkish opposition leader last week, according to local sources.

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Jailed Uyghur Pastor Denied Visit

RFA, 24 January 2013

Chinese authorities restrict the family of a Uyghur sentenced for ‘revealing state secrets’ to visits every three months.

Authorities in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang have denied permission for the family of a jailed Christian Uyghur to visit him, according to the man’s wife.

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Philippines ‘to take South China Sea row to court’

BBC News, 22 January 2013

The Philippines says it will challenge Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea at a UN tribunal.

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said the decision came after Manila had exhausted “almost all political and diplomatic avenues” to resolve the maritime dispute with Beijing.

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