With US visit over, China to try string of dissidents – Lindsay Beck

From Reuters via the Washington Post (link)

At least four Chinese journalists and Internet writers are expected to stand trial this month just weeks after President Hu Jintao presented a softer line on human rights during a trip to the United States.

Early this year China, which sometimes frees to build goodwill and bargaining power ahead of major diplomatic visits, released two jailed journalists and let a Tibetan nun imprisoned for 15 years travel to the United States.

But with Hu’s April trip to Washington over, so are the diplomatic niceties, analysts believe.


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