Shanghai's Wealthiest Man's Trial Involves Family of Former Chinese Leader

HONG KONG—On November 30, 2007, the richest man in Shanghai, Zhou Zhengyi, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. Zhou appealed on December 10 and claimed he wanted revenge according to a newspaper report. After the verdict, his sister stated he was a scapegoat.

Chinese Regime Tightens Its Grip on Media Ahead of Olympic Games

Apparently fed up with hearing criticism over its lack of media transparency, Chinese authorities this week banned representatives of press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders from entering the country.

Professor Banned from Teaching for Publishing Open Letters

Guo Quan, a China Democratic League member and Associate Professor at Nanjing Normal University (NNU), was transferred to the post of librarian on December 6 by the school because of his recent open letter advocating democratic reform in China.

China Catholic Church Ordains Bishop


GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Dozens of police guarded a Catholic church in China on Tuesday as a priest supported by the Vatican was ordained as a bishop — a move that might mark a further easing of tensions between Beijing and the Holy See.

Bloomberg Seeks Less Info Control in China

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Exposing the CCP's Brutal Persecution at a Seminar on Freedom of Speech in China

On November 4, 2007, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Danish Freedom of the Press Association (Trykkefrihesselskabet) held a large-scale seminar on the subject, "Freedom of Speech in China" in the capital city, Copenhagen.

European Parliament Hearing on China Human Rights Abuses Held in Brussels

On the afternoon of November 26, 2007, the European Parliament held a hearing in Brussels on China Human Rights Issues. The hearing was hosted by Ms. Helene Flautre, Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the European Parliament. Over 200 people attended the hearing.

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