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Li Heping formally arrested. Fifteen human rights lawyers have now been formally arrested.

On Wednesday January 20, 2016, the family members of Li Heping, Li Chunfu, and Gou Hongguo received notice of their formal arrest on the criminal charge of “subverting state power.”…

PLA Former General Staff Headquarters Third Department renamed Cyberspace Warfare Department

[Bowen Press Exclusive] The People’s Liberation Army has already established its new strategic support units. One of them is the General Staff Headquarters’ former Technical Reconnaisance Unit (commonly referred to…

Prisoner Xu Ming’s “heart attack” death considered suspicious

[Bowen Press Exclusive] Xu Ming, the former chairman of the Dalian Shide Group and Dalian Shide Football Club, died in prison in Wuhan, Hubei Province on December 4, 2015. But…

Thousands of villagers protest waste incineration power plant project

Thousands of villagers protest waste incineration power plant project

(BOXUN) On Tuesday December 15, 2015, in Yunluo Township, Puning City, Guangdong Province, thousands of villagers demonstrated in protest against the government’s forcible construction of a large-scale waste incineration power…

PLA establishes National Garrison strategic reserve troops

Chinese Communist Party establishes National Garrison strategic reserve troops, includes artillery (missiles and anti-satellite weapons), electronic information and aerospace service branches. BowenPress has learned that in addition to the new…

RSF’s 2015 Round-up: 54 journalists held hostage worldwide

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is today publishing its annual worldwide round-up of journalists held hostage, imprisoned or missing. According to RSF’s tally, 54 professional journalists – including one woman –…

Son’s body stays in river until parents pay a hefty recovery fee

Son’s body stays in river until parents pay a hefty recovery fee

(BOXUN) A young man drowned himself after his parents were unable to loan him the money for a cab contract. Then his body remained immersed in the river for a…

Li Zuocheng assumes the post of People’s Liberation Army commanding officer

Li Zuocheng assumes the post of People’s Liberation Army commanding officer

[Bowen Press Exclusive] Bowen News Service has learned from a source close to high levels of the military that the newly established army general headquarters is making final preparations and…

Two environmental protection volunteers investigating pollution detained on suspicion of “engaging in prostitution.”

(BOXUN) At 5 a.m. on Thursday December 3, 2015, two environmental volunteers (one male, one female) who traveled to Ningde in Fujian Province were detained by local police on suspicion…

Chinese propaganda apparatus used to intimidate French reporter

Reporters Without Borders condemns the campaign to defame and intimidate the Beijing-based French journalist Ursula Gauthier that is being waged by China’s government-controlled news media, and the many other attacks…

Court hears Gao Yu’s appeal behind closed doors

A Beijing people’s high court today finally heard journalist Gao Yu’s appeal against the seven-year jail sentence she received in April on a charge of divulging state secrets. Police turned…

CITIC Securities’ Zhang Yujun, Cheng Boming may be charged for “economic espionage”

[Bowen Press Exclusive] This agency has learned that former assistant to the Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission Zhang Yujun, and former general manager of CITIC Securities Cheng Boming…