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A Chinese court is scheduled to hand down a verdict Tuesday on a prominent activist Shanghai lawyer accused of passing state secrets to foreigners, his wife and lawyer said. The trial of Zheng Enchong , a disbarred attorney who has helped residents bring more than 500 cases to court in disputes...
BEIJING, Oct. 23 — An activist linked to an unsanctioned Christian church and its imprisoned leader has been charged with subverting state power nearly a month after police detained him central China, a human rights organization reported Thursday. Xiao Biguang's arrest in Henan province last month...
Marco Cappato MEP Sir, The United Nations is debating ways of promoting new technologies through the World Summit on the Information Society. The initial part of this exercise has been characterised by some worrying decisions. These include the total lack of any reference to freedom of expression...
Christopher Bodeen BEIJING -- An activist for China's unofficial Christian church has been detained after investigating the destruction of churches by authorities in eastern China, human rights groups say. Liu Fenggang, 43, was detained on Oct. 13 in the city of Hangzhou while visiting with leaders...
Legal proceedings against cyber-dissident Ouyang Yi, accused of attempting to subvert the power of the state, will be held on October 12 in the south-western city of Chengdu, according to a human rights organisation. In July 2002, Ouyang, 35, created an Internet site in which he advocated a gradual...
SOCIAL UNREST: Some of the 85 people arrested for protesting against a land clearance project in Shanghai have begun a hunger strike to highlight their plight A group of Chinese protesters recently detained over their involvement in an ongoing property row have gone on a hunger strike to protest...
Kanti Kumar, ed. Human Rights in China (HRIC), the only organisation devoted exclusively to human rights issues in China, has been denied accreditation to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) scheduled for Geneva in December. HRIC feels rejection of its application to attend WSIS...
David W. Chen BEIJING, Aug. 18 — For almost two decades, Chinese citizens have been defined, judged and, in some cases, constrained by their all-purpose national identification card, a laminated document the size of a driver's license. But starting next year, they will face something new and...
Andrew Batson BEIJING -- China is about to embark on the world's biggest experiment in the use of electronic identification cards, which next year will begin to replace the paper national ID cards carried by 960 million Chinese citizens. The core of the new ID cards is an embedded microchip storing...
by Andrew Batson BEIJING -- China is about to embark on the world's biggest experiment in the use of electronic identification cards, which starting next year will begin replacing the paper-based national ID cards now carried by 960 million Chinese citizens.

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