Gui Minhai

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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(...)

 Graffiti of the portrait of Lee Bo, with the Chinese words saying “Who’s afraid of Lee Bo’’ on the wall at Mongkok on  in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Mr Lee in an email  said he feared his colleague Gui Minhai had been taken  “for political reasons”. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images

New questions have emerged over a group of five missing Hong Kong publishers of controversial books who are thought to have been abducted and taken to(...)

Hong Kong riot police walk along a cordoned-off street on February 9th following overnight clashes between protesters and police in the Mong Kok area. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

A stroll through Causeway Bay’s shopping emporia or the boiling streets of Mong Kok reveals little of the anger behind the scenes in Hong Kong, yet bo(...)

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