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John Ruwitch

John Ruwitch

    Chinese lunar new year a subdued affair
    Chinese lunar new year a subdued affair
    Chinese nationals welcomed the arrival of the year of the horse with toned down celebrations on Thursday, as...
    Bo Xilai trial ends, prosecutors demand severe punishment
    Bo Xilai trial ends, prosecutors demand severe punishment
    Bo's trial ended on Monday with China's prosecutors saying his "whimsical" challenge to charges of bribery, graft and abuse of...
    China's Bo denounces former police chief as 'vile' liar
    China's Bo denounces former police chief as 'vile' liar
    Bo was a rising star in China's leadership circles when his career was stopped short last year by a murder scandal which saw his wife Gu Kailai...
    China's Bo Xilai denies bribery accusations
    China's Bo Xilai denies bribery accusations
    Bo Xilai on Thursday denied bribery charges as he appeared in public for the first time in more than a year. The 64-year-old former Communist...
    Secrecy reigns as China puts ex-leader's wife on trial for murder
    Secrecy reigns as China puts ex-leader's wife on trial for murder
    Two Bo Xilai supporters were dragged kicking and yelling into an unmarked car after they...
    Vietnam, US begin Agent Orange clean-up
    Vietnam, US begin Agent Orange clean-up
    Vietnam and the United States took the first step towards cleaning up Agent Orange contamination on Friday, a development that the top US diplomat...
    Bangkok calmer as protesters leave Govt House
    Bangkok calmer as protesters leave Govt House
    Anti-government protesters began streaming out of the grounds of Government House in Bangkok on Tuesday, ending a siege of the prime minister's...
    In China's flood zone, life moves at different tempo
    In China's flood zone, life moves at different tempo
    When the people of Fengkai were warned that the rivers in their south China town were going to overflow, they knew what to do.
    As quake draws focus, China keeps Tibet under thumb
    As quake draws focus, China keeps Tibet under thumb
    Last month's devastating earthquake diverted world attention from China's troubles in Tibet, but protests and arrests have continued in the region...
    China buries quake dead as new aftershock hits
    China buries quake dead as new aftershock hits
    China struggled to bury its dead and help tens of thousands of injured and homeless on Friday when a powerful aftershock brought new havoc four...
    Chinese security forces seal off Tibet capital
    Chinese security forces seal off Tibet capital
    Chinese security forces sealed off parts of Lhasa on Saturday and Tibet's government-in-exile said it was investigating reports of fresh protests,...
    Lhasa monks accuse Beijing of lying over unrest
    Lhasa monks accuse Beijing of lying over unrest
    Tibetan monks stormed a news briefing at a temple in Lhasa on Thursday, accusing Chinese authorities of lying about recent unrest and saying the...