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Three dead, six wounded in rare shooting in China
by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017


Three people were shot dead and six others wounded in a rare episode of gun violence in China, police said Wednesday, adding they were hunting for a number of suspects.

Officers were deployed after receiving reports that people were hit by apparent gun fire during a fight on Tuesday night in Chaozhou city, in southern Guangdong province.

"According to a preliminary investigation, two people died at the scene, one died after being sent to hospital and six more were wounded," the police said on its Weibo social media account.

"Police have identified the suspects and are in pursuit," the statement said.

Gun violence is rare in China, where the government tightly restricts ownership of firearms. There are no official statistics on gun-related deaths.

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Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for two years
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer was sentenced to two years in prison for "inciting subversion" on Tuesday, the latest jailing in an intensifying crackdown on rights defenders under newly empowered President Xi Jinping. Germany and human rights groups condemned the jailing of Jiang Tianyong, 46, who had taken on many high-profile cases including those of Falun Gong practitioners, Tibe ... read more

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