China Says It Has Every Right to Drill in East China Sea

A group of disputed islands, Uotsuri island , Minamikojima and Kitakojima, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen in the East China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Friday it had every right to drill in the East China Sea close to waters disputed with Japan, adding that it did not recognize a “unilateral” Japanese median line setting out a boundary between the two in the waters.

China Rights Activists on Trial Amid Crackdown

Wang, wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Tang Jingling, holds his portrait during a protest in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A closely-watched trial of three Chinese rights activists resumed on Thursday in the southern city of Guangzhou as authorities pursued an unprecedented crackdown on human rights lawyers across China.