Yosuke Ikeda

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Alarm in Hong Kong at Chinese white paper affirming Beijing control

Pro-democracy Hong Kongers have reacted angrily to a Chinese government white paper affirming Beijing's "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the territory, released days after more than 100,000 demonstrators gathered in the city calling for greater rights.<p>The 14,500-word document, which stresses that …

China executes 13 convicted of terrorism

China executed 13 people Monday who were indicted on terrorism charges related to attacks on public places in Xinjiang province in recent months, according to China's Xinhua news agency.<p>They were among dozens arrested and publicly tried after a government crackdown on terrorism in the …

Chinese tycoon offers free lunch and cash to U.S. poor

Eccentric Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao took out a full-page bilingual advertisement in the New York Times, inviting underprivileged Americans to a charity lunch and offering cash handouts.<p>According to Chinese media reports, the ad appeared in the New York Times print edition on Monday, announcing …

China to deport Tiananmen 'pork' artist Guo Jian, Australian officials say

A Chinese-Australian artist who covered a diorama of Tiananmen Square in ground pork is to be deported from China, according to Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).<p>Guo Jian was taken into custody last weekend, a day after The Financial Times published an interview with the …