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“Disloyal” Governor Removed in Drive for Unity Behind Xi

Following mounting calls for “absolute” loyalty to the Chinese Communist Party and to Xi Jinping, the Associated Press’ Christopher Bodeen reports on the removal of Sichuan Governor Wei Hong over accusations of disloyalty. Deposed Sichuan Gov. Wei Hong joins a long list of those sidelined in a sweeping crackdown on dissent, civil society and corrupt officials.

February 5, 2016 4:34 PM

China Reduces Sentences for 11 Uyghurs

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reports that a court in Xinjiang has reduced the sentences of eleven Uyghurs convicted of terrorism and endangering state security: Seven of the severe offenders were commuted from life to jail terms ranging from 19.5 years to 20 years, according to a decision from the regional Higher People’s Court announced at a meeting

February 3, 2016 5:44 PM

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