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Jakarta riots: People power is dead, long live people power

JAKARTA (ANN) The words “people power” have been thrown around too loosely in the past couple of weeks. Soon after early vote counts indicated that incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo would win a second term, supporters of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto threatened to unleash street protests to challenge the official vote count conducted by the General Elections Commission (KPU).

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Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not

Beijing (AFP) - At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, scrutinising everyone who neared the gate they guarded.

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Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not

Beijing (AFP) - At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, scrutinising everyone who neared the gate they guarded.

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Looking for Liu Xiaobo? Chinese police keep close watch

Shenyang (China) (AFP) - A group of plainclothes officers appeared like ghosts from behind tombstones next to the crematorium where the body of China's most prominent dissident was rumoured to have been taken after his death.

China

Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

Shenyang (China) (AFP) - China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died Thursday after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced a wave of criticism over its treatment of the Tiananmen Square protest veteran.

World

Chinese activist says family 'taken away' over letter calling for Xi to quit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York-based Chinese Internet activist told Reuters on Friday that China's authorities have detained three members of his family in connection with an open letter calling for the resignation of President Xi Jinping.

Nation

Second China activist barred from entering M’sia

PETALING JAYA: Democracy activist Leung Kwok-Hung has been barred from entering Malaysia, the second from China to be stopped at the airport this week.

World

Taiwan's new political voices want more openness on China ties

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is spinning away from China's idealised model of "one country, two systems" as a renewed spirit of democracy sweeps across its political sphere, rousing a new cadre of grassroots leaders critical of a shared future with China.

World

'We'll be back' Hong Kong protesters chant, as camp site dismantled

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site on Thursday, marking an end to more than two months of street demonstrations in the Chinese-controlled city, but many chanted: "We will be back".