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China rights lawyer Li missing, wife pleas for information

One of China's most prominent human rights lawyers, Li Fangping, remains missing three days after he called his wife to say he was being led away by state security police, apparently the latest target of a crackdown on dissent. Full story

Pro-Ai graffiti in Hong Kong sparks warning by Chinese army

A spate of graffiti appearing across Hong Kong in recent weeks in support of detained Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has sparked a warning by the Chinese army garrison in the city, a newspaper reported on Saturday. Full story

China risks getting old before it gets rich

The harsh logic of China's one-child policy is starting to unravel, and census data to be released on Thursday may well stoke debate whether the aging nation should relax restrictions. Full story

Q+A: China's human rights record and the China-U.S. dialogue

Human rights is one of the most contentious issues in U.S.-China ties and the two powers are holding a two-day dialogue in Beijing about the issue, where Washington has said it will speak strongly about Beijing's crackdown on dissent. Full story

Confucius statue vanishes from Tiananmen

A large statue of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, controversially erected outside a Communist Party museum in central Beijing, has quietly been removed from its plinth. Full story

China-US to hold rights dialogue amid crackdown

U.S. diplomats will discuss recent disappearances and detentions of Chinese dissidents during human rights talks in Beijing next week, the U.S. State Department said. Full story

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