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China wants to withdraw license from Hong Kong activists' lawyers

Mainland Chinese authorities threatened to withdraw the license to two lawyers who helped the 12 Hong Kong activists, including a Luso-Chinese, detained in August at sea. According to the Chinese human rights organization Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, Lu Siwei today…
ChinaSociety

Beijing vaccinates thousands in Covid-19 jab drive

Thousands of people lined up in Beijing Monday to receive a Covid-19 vaccine as China races to innoculate millions before the Chinese New Year mass travel season in February. More than 73,000 people in the Chinese capital have received the first dose of the vaccine over…
ChinaSociety

China approves first vaccine for commercialization

Sinopharm and subsidiary Beijing Biological Products Institute said on Wednesday that the vaccine’s effectiveness is 79.34%, according to provisional data from phase 3 clinical trials. Chinese authorities gave the green light this Thursday for the marketing of one…
ChinaSociety

Michael Jordan leaps to victory in Chinese court

Chinese sportswear firm Qiaodan Sports must pay 300,000 yuan (US$45,900) to American basketball legend Michael Jordan for infringing on the trademarked use of his name, the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court announced on Wednesday. “Qiao Dan” is the…
China

Hong Kong teen jailed for China flag insult

A Hong Kong teenager was ordered to spendfour months in prison on Tuesday for insulting China’s national flag and unlawful assembly as Beijing increasingly targets prominent activists from the financial hub. Tony Chung, a 19-year-old who led a…
ChinaPolitics

EU clears way for China investment pact

EU member states gave political backing to Brussels’ planned investment pact with China on Monday, clearing the way for a deal between the world’s biggest economic blocs. At a meeting of ambassadors, the German EU presidency noted that no member had…