Gui Minhai

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Criticism over China’s handling of coronavirus has led Beijing to adopt a prickly and pugnacious approach to diplomacy. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty

“Throw away your illusions and prepare for a fight!” That was the headline of an editorial in a newspaper run by China’s People’s Liberation Army rec(...)

A file photograph from January 2016 shows placards showing missing bookseller Lee Bo (L) and his associate Gui Minhai outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

A Chinese court has sentenced a Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison on charges of illegally providing intelligence overseas, in what human rights(...)

Under President Xi Jinping, China has cracked down on corruption, including involved trying to repatriate economic fugitives overseas with a police operation known as “Operation Foxhunt”. Photograph: Mark R Cristino/EPA

China has defended its decision to bar the children of a fugitive businessman and their mother, all three of them US citizens, from leaving the countr(...)

The Great Hall of the People in Beijing: Sweden was the first Western country to establish diplomatic relations with China 50 years ago. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

It was like any other Thursday morning in Ikea in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, packed with shoppers buying furniture, China’s new middle class making (...)

The scene outside the hostel in Stockholm on September 2nd. Image: Screengrab from Guardian video

A disagreement between Chinese tourists and a hostel in Stockholm over check-in time has turned into a diplomatic spat between China and Sweden, with (...)

Police walk  past a missing person notices for Gui Minhai (left), in Hong Kong in January 2016. He has been taken into custody again in China. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

The EU ambassador to China has called for the release of Gui Minhai, a Swedish national who was among a group of booksellers detained in 2015 for alle(...)

Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law after being granted bail in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s highest court has freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail pending an appeal against their prison sentences after (...)

Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong (centre) stands next to recently-elected lawmaker Nathan Law  as he holds up his expulsion order from Thai authorities  upon his arrival  in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Joshua Wong, the teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise the 79-day Occupy Central protests in 2014, was deported from Thailand on Wednes(...)

Previously missing Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee gestures as he holds a press conference with local lawmaker Albert Ho at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on June 16th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Lam Wing-kee, one of the five Hong Kong booksellers who vanished last year into Chinese police custody, said he had been abducted, held for eight mont(...)

A demonstrator holds  up a missing person notice for Lee Bo, one of five Hong Kong booksellers from the same Mighty Current publishing house to go missing. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Missing Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo has returned to the territory after a three-month absence, insisting everything was fine, that he had not been abd(...)

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