Category China

China Releases Canadian Teacher Sarah McIver

A Canadian citizen who was detained in China amid frosty relations between the two countries has been released and returned to Canada, media reports say. Teacher Sarah McIver, from Alberta, was held earlier this month for “unlawfully working in China”. Global Affairs Canada confirmed that a Canadian citizen had been released, but did not name […]

White House Considering New Executive Order To Ban Huawei, ZTE Purchases

  President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies […]

Ma Jian: China’s Ex-Intelligence Chief Jailed For Life

China’s ex-intelligence chief Ma Jian has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes including taking bribes and insider trading, a court says. Ma had been put under investigation in 2015 and expelled from the Communist Party one year later. He pleaded guilty and would not appeal, a court in the north-eastern Liaoning province said. […]

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang On Trial In Closed Court Years After Arrest

One of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Wang Quanzhang, has been put on trial in a closed court three-and-a-half years after he was detained for allegedly subverting the Chinese state. The case is extremely sensitive in China, with dozens of plainclothes police blocking access to the front of the Tianjin No.2 Intermediate court and […]

Chinese TV Star Yang Mi and Hong Kong Actor Hawick Lau Divorce

  Chinese actress Yang Mi and Hong Kong actor Hawick Lau Hoi-wai have announced their divorce, ending their marriage that was approaching five years. A statement released by Chinese entertainment and media company Jiaxing Media on Saturday night said that both parties had signed the divorce papers, and have separated amicably. Yang, 32, and Lau, […]

Cecilia Cheung’s Studio Denies Child’s Father is 65-year-old

Three days after Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung’s studio confirmed that she has given birth to her third son, we still do not know who the father is. Speculation was the father was either a 65-year-old Singaporean Tycoon or Chinese Entertainment Manager Sun Donghai. However, her studio stated it was not true. When approached by […]

China’s Most Famous Celebrity Dog Has Been Cloned for $55,000

Juice – or Guozhi in Mandarin – who is regarded as one of the most famous dogs in showbusiness after starring in several movies and television productions, was just cloned by his owner. Beijing-based animal trainer, and Juice’s owner, He Jun, wanted his dog to live on despite its growing age. He found the solution to this […]