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China investigates reports of abuse of lawyer in custody

China investigates reports of abuse of lawyer in custody

It is a controversial story about a Chinese lawyer who was allegedly tortured by security officials while in detention. Chinese police say the reports about the lawyer being tortured are unfounded, and they have arrested one person in connection with the case. CCTV has more from China’s Hunan Province.

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Groundwork for Beijing Winter Olympics underway

The plan for the Beijing Winter Olympics is for construction work to be complete by 2019, so test events can kick off in 2020. When all is said and done, a total of 25 competition and non-competition venues will be ready for the Olympic athletes.

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Joy, reluctance for Chinese families having multiple children

More mothers in China are welcoming their second child due to the two-child policy. China’s health and family planning commission said nearly 18 million babies were born last year – – up more than 11 percent from 2015, but surveys show more than half of 10,000 families surveyed don’t want one.

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Chinese Meditation Theater showcases ancient wisdom

Chinese Meditation Theater showcases ancient wisdom

China has an ancient culture of over 5,000 years. But its influence in today’s world is limited. The government is promoting traditional Chinese culture to build the country’s soft power on the world stage. One man is doing this by creating a show with the Chinese martial art, kung fu.

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