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Dad, Daughter Executed for McDonald's Murder

The two were members of Church of the Almighty God

(Newser) - China has executed a father and daughter after they were convicted of murdering a woman at a McDonald's , the BBC reports. Three others received jail time in the 2014 incident. The attackers were members of a banned cult known as Church of the Almighty God, and they were apparently... More »

'Evil Cult' Kills Woman in China McDonald's

Bystanders failed to intervene

(Newser) - The murder of a woman at a McDonald's in China has shocked the country not just because of the brutal nature of the crime, but because bystanders failed to intervene. The woman was beaten to death with chairs and a metal mop on Wednesday by people later identified as... More »

Chen Guangcheng's Brother Flees Chinese Village

Chen Guangfu hoping to protect son from local officials

(Newser) - The brother of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has followed in his younger brother's footsteps and fled their closely guarded village in Shandong province, reports AP . Chen Guangfu has made his way to Beijing with the help of supporters, and is now seeking legal advice on how to protect his... More »

Chen: China Going 'Crazy With Reprisals' on My Family

U of Washington offers dissident second fellowship

(Newser) - While Chen Guangcheng lies in a Beijing hospital, authorities in his home province have gone "crazy with reprisals" for his escape from house arrest last month, he tells Reuters . He says two relatives in Shandong have been detained, including a nephew accused of brandishing a meat cleaver at guards... More »

Chen: 'Lawless' Chinese Officials Must Be Punished

He demands central government investigate Shandong abuse

(Newser) - Chen Guangcheng says that even if he leaves China, he will not abandon his quest for the rule of law to prevail in his home province, Shandong. The central government must investigate and punish the officials who jailed him on false charges and kept him under illegal house arrest for... More »

Floods Trap 180 Chinese Miners

Officials have little hope of rescuing trapped men

(Newser) - Flash flooding complicated efforts in eastern China today to rescue 180 miners trapped underground, and officials warned the men had little chance of survival. Pummeled by hours of downpour, an overwhelmed river breached its levee and gushed rushing waters into the Shandong coal mine, where 756 people had been working.... More »

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