Protesters to Try to Reach Hu on Visit to Hong Kong – Reuters

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Rights activists planned to try to give a letter urging a reassessment of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown to China President Hu Jintao on Saturday as he visited Hong Kong for the 10th anniversary of its return to China.

Hu landed in the former British colony on Friday and the normally buttoned-down leader has been on in a charm offensive to try to win over Hong Kong’s citizens, many of whom have been calling for direct elections in the city in 2012.

Security around Hu has been tight, and an organiser of the group planning to march to Hu’s hotel with the petition said it was unclear how close they might get. The letter also calls for political prisoners to be freed. [Full Text]

June 30, 2007, 3:26 PM
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