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Hamish McDonald
At least six people have been arrested in Beijing as they staged individual protests outside the landmark congress of China's ruling Communist Party. Witnesses said two of those arrested were women. The protests took place as party delegates were holding their first full day of discussions behind...
Overseas Chinese dissidents have written an open letter to this month's Communist Party Congress, urging greater democracy and the release of political prisoners. A petitition signed by almost 200 Chinese political activists was made available Wednesday by the New York-based group, Human Rights in...
BEIJING - China's Communist Party chieftains faced calls for political reform and greater transparency from dissidents and top academics on Wednesday in the final countdown to a watershed congress this week. Nearly 200 Chinese political activists signed an open letter urging the party to reverse...
BEIJING -- One hundred ninety-two Chinese political dissidents from 17 provinces and cities around China urged delegates to the 16th Communist Party Congress which opens on Friday to allow reforms including greater democracy and the release of prisoners of conscience. The petition also called for...
BEIJING - Human rights groups urged President Bush Tuesday to press Chinese President Jiang Zemin to free political prisoners and curb abuses against a Muslim ethnic group when the leaders meet in Texas this week. A group of followers of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, banned in China since 1999...
BEIJING -- An elementary school in western China collapsed onto more than 50 students, killing at least five and injuring dozens more, authorities and a human rights group said Thursday. The rights group blamed shoddy building materials and accused police of covering up the accident.
One major issue for anyone using the Internet in states which tightly control and police online access is not getting caught surfing forbidden sites or downloading denied data. Some American hackers have released a program that allows surfers to hide their tracks. Ian Hardy filed this report on the...
A prominent New York-based Chinese rights group Saturday welcomed the release of detained Chinese AIDS activist Wan Yanhai , while urging checks on the "arbitrary power" of China's police. " Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes the release of public health and AIDS activist Dr. Wan Yanhai," the...

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