Nicola Davison is a British freelance writer and editor based in London.
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China arrests 81-year-old writer critical of Communist Party

China arrests 81-year-old writer critical of Communist Party

An 81-year-old writer and vocal Communist Party critic has been formally charged by Beijing police, his wife and his lawyer said on Thursday, following his detention last month. Huang Zerong, known by his pen name Tie Liu, was charged with conducting illegal business activities and “provocation”, according to his wife, Ren Hengfang, 65. Mr Huang’s...
China executed '2,400' people in 2013

China executed ’2,400′ people in 2013

China is thought to have executed 2,400 people last year, roughly three times more than the rest of the world’s total, according to a US-based pressure group. The Dui Hua Foundation said the number of people executed in China, which accounts for one-fifth of the world’s population, has fallen annually over the past decade or...
War and piste

War and piste

In the restaurant at the summit of Taehwa Peak, the highest point of the Masikryong ski resort, Choi Ji Hoon cracks the shell of a sunflower seed between his teeth, teasing the kernel from the husk with his tongue. Choi, a 30-year-old economics postgraduate student, is among the first North Koreans to visit the country’s...

DreamWorks eyes China

SHANGHAI- The move from DreamWorks Animation comes after a slew of co-productions between China and Hollywood: Relativity Media (The Social Network, Bridesmaids) and Legendary Entertainment (Inception, The Hangover) have both recently made deals here. “It’s like a gold mine and everyone is looking for the entrance,” says Lior Chefetz, co-founder of China Hollywood Co-Production Society in Los...