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  • China backs Hong Kong leaders against ‘illegal’ acts

    China Sept 30 - China on Tuesday described major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as illegal, adding that it supports the Hong Kong government's handling of the protests. "We fully believe in and support the Hong Kong SAR government to deal with this issue," foreign... Read more

  • iPhone 6 gets network access license in China

    BEIJING, Sept 30 - The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said Tuesday that it has granted a network access license to Apple Inc.'s latest smartphone, the iPhone 6. The license approval came after four models of the iPhone 6 passed 3C (China Compulsory... Read more

  • 3 condemned to death, life imprisonment over Imam murder

    URUMQI, Sept 29 - A Xinjiang court on Sunday sentenced two people to death and another to life behind bars for the murder of a prestigious Imam in July. Gheni Hasan and Nurmemet Abidilimit were sentenced to death on charges of forming and leading terrorist groups and murder,... Read more

  • China Uighur scholar jailed over lecture

    BEIJING, Sep 25 - A prominent Chinese scholar from the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic group was jailed for life because of remarks he made in a university class about the restive Xinjiang region, state-media reported Thursday. Ilham Tohti, a former professor, was handed the... Read more

  • Uighur scholar sentenced to life urges ‘peace’ from prison

    BEIJING, September 24- A prominent Uighur academic sentenced to life in prison called Wednesday for "peace", his lawyer said, as China hit back at western powers which accused it of silencing a moderate voice. Analysts say the sentencing of Ilham Tohti -- a persistent but... Read more