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Secrecy Veils China’s Jailing of a Journalist – Jim Yardley

The journalist Zhao Yan has been held for 11 months because of the accusation that he leaked state secrets to his employer, The New York Times. As Jim Yardley writes in the NY Times: The accusation, which Mr. Zhao and The Times deny, deprives a defendant in China of almost all rights. Mr. Zhao still […]

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Villages threaten more revolts against pollution

From AsiaNews: Residents of villages of Dongyang County are ready to take up arms to force factories causing pollution in the area to shut down. The local government had promised to close or relocate the factories after an uprising on 10 April. “The local government said it would clear the factories out by August 26, […]

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Howard W. French: Riots in a Village in China as Pollution Protest Heats Up

From the New York Times: After three nights of increasingly heavy rioting, the police were taking no chances on Monday, deploying dozens of busloads of officers before dusk and blocking eve Protesters, who say the pharmaceuticals factory at Xinchang pollutes their water, were blocked on Monday by police barricades. There is rising discontent in China […]

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John Ruwitch: Chinese journalists appeal for colleagues’ release

From Reuters: More than 2,300 Chinese journalists have signed a letter challenging a provincial court to release two colleagues jailed on corruption charges they say were trumped up after a series of hard-hitting stories. The letter, dated June 8, said Yu Huafeng and Li Minying of the outspoken Southern Metropolis Daily were innocent and called […]

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People’s Daily: UN human rights high commissioner to visit China

People’s Daily Online reports that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour will visit China from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 and attend the 13th workshop on human rights in the Asia- Pacific region at the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing. This was announced by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu […]

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