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A former Chinese bureaucrat who served a prison term after calling for free elections has been expelled to the United States, activists announced Saturday. Fang Jue , who was released from prison last July but detained again before a major Communist Party meeting in November, was put aboard a...
China has released prominent dissident Fang Jue from detention and expelled him to the United States, a human rights group announced Saturday. Fang was put aboard a United Airlines flight to Chicago on Friday afternoon, New York-based Human Rights in China said. It said he was allowed to contact...
A human rights group says police in the Chinese city of Shanghai have arrested the leader of an underground Christian church and sentenced him, without trial, to 18 months in a labour camp. The American-based organisation Human Rights in China says the leader, Xu Guoxing , was detained along with...
An Internet activist missing for several months in northwest China has been charged with inciting the overthrow of state power and is awaiting sentencing, court officials and a US-based rights group said. Tao Haidong , 45, was tried in the Urumqi People's Intermediate Court on January 8 over...
BEIJING, Jan 15 - China has blocked an Internet site used by more than one million people worldwide to post on-line diaries, known as blogs, users and its developer said on Wednesday. The U.S.-based "blogspot" Web site, where people write about their daily lives up to several times a day, has been...
The police detained the publisher of an online political journal, adding to a growing list of people picked up for using the Internet to spread information that the Communist government finds threatening, rights groups said yesterday.
As the 16th Congress of China's Communist Party closed at the end of last week with the announcement of a new leadership, relatives of students killed in a brutal army crackdown in Tiananmen Square 13 years ago appealed to President Jiang Zemin's successor, and his politburo deputies, to set up an...

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