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Germany yesterday blasted a ruling by a Chinese court to uphold an 11-year prison sentence handed to the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said she had followed the case of Liu Hui closely and
A Chinese court yesterday upheld an 11-year prison sentence handed to the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, a lawyer said. Police had detained Liu Hui in January on suspicion of committing fraud in connection with a real-estate deal.
The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 , by Anne Applebaum. (Anchor, $17.95.) In her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag (2003), Applebaum documented the horror of Stalin's Soviet terror machine. Now this remarkable sequel, drawn from newly opened
A visitor, surnamed Liu, told the state-run Beijing Youth Daily she discovered the fraud when visiting a zoo in a park in Louhe, a city in the central province of Henan, with her son. As they approached the cage marked "African lion," they were
Liu Hui's conviction for fraud in a real estate dispute as political payback for Liu Xiaobo's pro-democracy advocacy...However, lawyer Shang Baojun said the court in suburban Beijing's Huairou district turned down Liu Hui's appeal on Friday. Liu Hui'
CNN.com's weekly Summer in the Park series turns to rangers at the United States' most popular national parks to get insider recommendations for your visits, whether you have just one day or can stay longer...Marine Dan Hottle knew he had found his
Zoo enthusiasts got unpleasant surprises while visiting their local zoo lately. In a zoo in the people’s park of Luohe, in central Henan, China, people discovered they were viewing at wrong animals. In a cage labelled
Reuters A former top economic official, Liu Tienan, has been labelled "morally degenerate" and expelled from the Communist Party by China's anti-corruption watchdog for accepting "huge amounts of bribes". In May, Mr Liu was stood down from his post
The contracts would pay Aguila Inc., a company run by Robert V. Hess, Mr. Bloomberg's former commissioner of homeless services, a total of $67.6 million to operate homeless shelters in the South Bronx and on the Upper West Side . The shelters on the
Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation...Mr. Liu, the city comptroller and a Democratic candidate for mayor, has raised the run-of-the-mill, platitude-laden graduation speech to a high art, using the occasions to offer