Foreign Correspondents in China

“The early bird catches the worm.”

It’s -4 degrees, and the sun still hasn’t risen. 

Dozens of journalists here in Beijing are queuing for the opening of the annual National People’s Congress. 

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Liu Xia in Germany

Her arms wide open, Liu Xia embraces the first taste of freedom after years of round-the-clock surveillance. These photos were taken on Tuesday, during a stopover at Helsinki Airport, just hours after she had left Beijing.

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HK Law Society’s Council Election

There was keen competition last week for the five seats up for grabs on the Law Society’s 20-member council. This year, six new candidates joined the race, out of a total nine candidates.

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Full-time Mothers

According to a 2016 survey by the Census and Statistics Department, just over half of working age women in Hong Kong, not counting foreign domestic helpers, are part of the labour force. The percentage for men is a little over 68%.

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Foreign Investment in China

China is Sweden’s eighth most important export market and its biggest trading partner in Asia. On 2017, the total value of Sweden’s exports to China increased by 27% over the previous year, reaching a record-high of over 58 million Swedish kronor.

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Two Sessions in Beijing

It’s that time of the year for the “two sessions”, the meetings of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the National People’s Congress. 

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