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Norway gives China only existing copy of 1927 silent film thought to have been lost

Norway will hand to China a copy of The Cave of the Silken Web, a classic Chinese film that had long thought to be lost, the National Library of Norway said Monday. The delivery of the silent film from 1927 is expected to arrive in Beijing on Tuesday. Diplomatic relations…

Detained China artist unaware of New York success

Dark, bare photos of modern Chinese society by Liu Xia, detained wife of China’s best known dissident, went on show in New York without her knowledge after they were spirited out of her country. The photos were brought out of China under the noses of the authorities by French academic,…

Chinese dissident goes into exile in U.S., says was tortured

BEIJING (Reuters) – One of China’s most prominent Christian dissidents, Yu Jie, has gone into exile to the United States after he said he was tortured in a crackdown on dissent, he told Reuters on Friday. Yu said he would give a detailed account of abuse and beating he suffered…

Chinese dissident flees to U.S.

WASHINGTON — A Chinese dissident who wrote a critical book about Premier Wen Jiabao has fled into exile in the United States, saying Thursday that he faced physical abuse and restrictions on publishing. Yu Jie, who in 2010 published in Hong Kong the book “Wen Jiabao: China’s Best Actor” despite…

Nobel laureates campaign to free China’s Liu

Five Nobel Peace Prize winners have launched a campaign to free last year’s laureate, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, saying they feared the world will forget that he is still imprisoned. Ahead of Saturday’s ceremony for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, past laureates and human rights groups announced a committee…

China peace prize awarded to Russia’s Putin

A group of Chinese academics has awarded its version of the Nobel Peace Prize to Vladimir Putin, an organiser said Tuesday, pointing to the Russian Prime Minister as “outstanding in keeping world peace.” Putin beat other candidates such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Yuan Longping, a Chinese agricultural scientist,…

Police warn China activist against speaking out

Chinese police have warned prominent government critic Hu Jiathat he will be detained again if he continues his activism and speaks to foreign media, human rights defenders said Monday. Hu, one of China’s leading rights campaigners, was released from prison in June after completing a more than three-year sentence for subversion. Police told Hu…

Wife of Chinese Nobel laureate placed under house arrest: US rights group

The wife of the Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo, who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, is being detained in her Beijing home, the spokeswoman for a US based rights group said Sunday, citing a reliable source in Beijing. “She is currently under de facto house arrest back in her apartment…

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for championing reform and human rights in a move that is certain to anger Beijing. The writer and university professor was honoured “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China,” Norwegian Nobel Committee…

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