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Charles Hutzler via WTN: BEIJING -- China's new top cop is applying a fresh formula to controlling unrest and dissent in China -- showing how the government is moving beyond the raw display of power of its 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square as it faces swelling social unrest uncorked by sweeping...
Security operations in China have been stepped up as the annual National People's Congress continues in Beijing. Activist Liu Xiaobo has been put under house arrest to prevent him from delivering an open letter to the congress meeting, protesting against the detention of a student internet activist...
A human rights group says the daughters of two imprisoned Chinese labour activists have been detained after trying to meet their parents' lawyer in Beijing. Citing reliable sources, the New York-based Human Rights in China says the daughters of activists Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang were thrown out...
The daughters of two labor activists tried on subversion charges for leading protests in northeastern China were briefly detained after trying to meet the lawyer involved in their fathers' trial, a human rights group said Tuesday. Yao Dan and Xiao Yu were detained Monday while in Beijing looking...
Twelve people remain unaccounted for 14 years after China brutally cracked down on democracy protestors in Tiananmen Square, family members said in an open letter to the government pleading for information. The letter, copies of which were seen by AFP, calls on the Chinese government to give a full...
China has sentenced an Internet activist to seven years in prison for publishing articles critical of the Chinese government. State media has confirmed the sentence of Tao Haidong , 45, who human rights groups describe as the latest victim of an ongoing crackdown on free expression on the web. The...
China has jailed for seven years an activist who posted articles on the Internet saying the country was near economic collapse, official media reported on Monday. Tao Haidong was tried in Urumqi, capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, for subverting state power and using the Internet to...
With no work in his rural hometown, Chen Dehai moved to Beijing, joining the flood of migrant labor that builds China's skyscrapers, paves its roads and does the other dirty work of its economic boom. But Chen says that after six months of construction work at a luxury housing complex, he was never...
Human rights groups say China has expelled a prominent dissident, Fang Jue (fung zhay) after detaining him for almost three months. In a statement, the New York-based organisation Human Rights in China said Mr Fung had left Beijing on a flight to Chicago. It says he was accompanied by an American...
A prominent Chinese dissident, Fang Jue , has arrived in the United States after being expelled from China. Fang Jue was escorted on board a plane bound for the US by Beijing police, said the New York-based Human Rights in China . A businessman and former government official, he is best known for a...

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