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Mother Puts Baby in Plastic Bag, Tries to Mail It to Orphanage

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A 24-year-old woman was detained by police after she attempted to ship her newborn girl to an orphanage wrapped in plastic bags. The baby survived...




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  • The China Association for Science and Technology, China's peak professional association for scientists, hosts the World Life Science Conference in Beijing on Nov. 1, 2016. CAST recently criticized Springer after the academic publisher retracted 107 medical papers from Chinese authors. (Screenshot/Xinhua)

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  • An octogenarian grandmother gets up on a pile of rocks in her bare feet to give a speech against the corruption of the village secretary, at a villagers' meeting of Taishi Village on July 31, 2005 in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province. Ma Qiang argues that such abuses of power are common. (China Photos/Getty Images)

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  • Yu Huan (right), the son of Su Yinxia (left), was recently sentenced to life in prison after he killed a man who sexually attacked her, in part because the police refused to intervene. The incident took place last year, and has captivated the Chinese public. (Weibo.com)

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  • School children leave their elementary school in Beijing on March 13, 2012.
 The plight of a Chinese father, posted online recently, resonated with an economically disenfranchised public.
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  • Wang Haitao, chief of economics at The Beijing News, reflected on two kinds of injury to the Chinese people in a Jan. 25, 2017 blog post. (Wang Haitao)

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  • Shen Yun dancers perform a classical Chinese dance number. (Courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)

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  • An example of a toy gun that may be considered a real gun in China, and lead to prison time for the possessor. (Weibo.com)

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    The following is a translation of a Jan. 6 column by Pan Xiaotao (潘小濤) in Apple Daily, a Hong Kong tabloid, about China’s arbitrary laws... Read more

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