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Meanwhile: The great leap online that is stirring China

August 5, 2004

Xiao Qiang

"...BERKELEY, California On March 17, 2003, Sun Zhigang, 27, a college graduate working as a graphic designer in Guangzhou, was stopped by the police. He was detained for not having proper identity papers and died in custody three days later. After the authorities refused to investigate the circumstances of his death, Sun's parents posted information on his case and a petition on the Internet..."

"...Xiao Qiang is director of the China Internet Project at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and has led the organization Human Rights in China since 1991. This comment was distributed by Global Viewpoint for Tribune Media Services International."

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