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Doug Young HONG KONG (Reuters) - They marched together, fasted together and kept vigil beneath a makeshift Goddess of Democracy in Tiananmen Square before their drive to bring new freedoms to China was crushed beneath the army's tank treads. Fast forward 14 years. The leaders of the 1989 Beijing...
Four Chinese internet writers have been sentenced to long prison terms for subversion. The Beijing Intermediate People's Court sentenced geologist Jin Haike , 27, and Xu Wei , a 28-year-old journalist for Beijing's Consumer Daily, to 10 years each in prison. Yang Zili , a 31-year-old computer...
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has jailed four Internet activists for up to 10 years on subversion charges after 20 months in legal limbo, a human rights group said on Thursday. The Beijing Intermediate People's Court sentenced geologist Jin Haike , 27, and Xu Wei , 28, a journalist for...
BEIJING (AFP) - China has sentenced four young Internet dissidents to lengthy jail terms in what critics say is an intensified crackdown carried out while world attention is focused on the SARS epidemic. Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court handed down prison terms of up to 10 years to the...
Elaine Kurtenbach BEIJING - China spurned an appeal Thursday by families of people killed during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protest for reassessment of the military crackdown, saying stability remains the country's top priority. Each anniversary of the June 4, 1989, military assault...
BEIJING - Four Chinese intellectuals accused of criticizing the government on the Internet and setting up a democracy study group have been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for subversion, a human rights group reported. The Beijing Intermediate Court delivered the sentences at a hearing...
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chinese police have detained more than 150 people protesting against Shanghai's urban redevelopment projects, a human rights group said. Shanghai residents heading to petition authorities in Beijing over forcible clearance and redevelopment of neighborhoods in China's largest city...
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Shanghai police have detained 132 people protesting against the city's massive urban clearance projects, a human rights group said. They were rounded up after they gathered outside the Shanghai municipal government offices Thursday, the US-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said...
NEW YORK (AFP) - Chinese police detained labour activists in the northeastern city of Liaoyang over the weekend and warned them against meeting with visiting US diplomats and journalists, Human Rights in China said. Citing unidentified sources, the New York-based rights group said labour leaders...
Chinese police have arrested three people who were planning to petition authorities in Beijing for breach of property rights, a human rights group said Friday. Representatives of 300 households affected by Shanghai's massive urban clearance projects were detained at a Shanghai railway station on...

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