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‘Flee at Once’: China’s Besieged Human Rights Lawyers - The New York Times

Yuan Shanshan, wife of imprisoned human rights lawyer, Xie Yanyi. She was pregnant when he was taken into custody.

David Chen was a 25-year-old student when he joined protesters in Beijing in 1989. Unlike most of them, he had a camera, a rare luxury in China at the time.

At the time of the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests in David Chen was a student. Using a camera his unc

Foot Bound Girls, Liao Chow, Shansi, China [c1930] IE Oberholtzer (Probable) [RESTORED] by ralphrepo, via Flickr

Vintage Photographs of Pre-Revolution China, - Foot Bound Girls, Liao Chow, Shansi, China IE Oberholtzer (Probable)

The Chinese government declared martial law in urban Beijing on May 20, and later military helicopters dropped leaflets over Tiananmen Square warning protesters to leave. Credit David Chen

The Chinese government declared martial law in urban Beijing on May and later military helicopters dropped leaflets over Tiananmen Square warning protesters to leave.

China’s former health minister, Chen Zhu, spoke out in January to reveal that between 350,000 and 500,000 people die prematurely each year here as a result of air pollution.  October’s Beijing marathon saw many competitors drop out because of the pollution levels.

China’s former health minister, Chen Zhu, spoke out in January to reveal that between and people die prematurely each year here as a result of air pollution. October’s Beijing marathon saw many competitors drop out because of the pollution levels.

The operator of Japan's paralyzed nuclear plant in Fukushima has decided to release radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean.

Japan utility plans to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific

The operator of Japan's paralyzed nuclear plant in Fukushima has decided to release radioactive tritium into the Pacific Ocean.

Martin Parr. Latvia. Jurmala. 1999.

Martin Parr. Latvia. Jurmala. 1999.

Air pollution takes toll on China's tourism. The decline could be long-term if Beijing fails to make visible progress in combatting pollution, experts say.  That China's air and water are badly polluted following three decades of breakneck growth is not news. But January's record-setting bout of smog got worldwide news coverage and was so bad some longtime foreign residents left the country.

Air pollution takes toll on China's tourism

A man wears a mask on Tiananmen Square in thick haze in Beijing Tuesday, Jan. Extremely high pollution levels shrouded eastern China for the second time in about two weeks Tuesday. This is disgusting!

China ordena cerrar escuelas y cancelar vuelos por alerta roja de smog

Millions die from air pollution, mainly in China, India - Students wearing face masks walk across the street in a line in Jinan, in east China's Shandong province amongst heavy air pollution on December 2015

Casablanca (1942) photo from the film where Rick (Humphrey Bogart) helps an uncredited actor (Barry Norton?) win at Roulette so he'll win enough money so his wife and he can afford to get out of Casablanca.

Casablanca photo from the film where Rick (Humphrey Bogart) helps an uncredited actor (Barry Norton?) win at Roulette so he'll win enough money so his wife and he can afford to get out of Casablanca.

PHOTOS: Here's How Bad China's Air Pollution Problem Has Become

PHOTOS: Here's How Bad China's Air Pollution Problem Has Become

China smog emergency shuts city of 11 million people “You can’t see your own fingers in front of you,” Harbin’s official news site noted. The smog not only forced.

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