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China Rights Review ‘Shrouded in Secrecy,’ Activists Pressured

A policeman tries to stop a photographer from taking pictures at a police checkpoint in Beijing.

  China has launched a nationwide crackdown on rights activists clamoring for transparency and participation in the government’s closed-door preparations for a once-in-four years U.N. review of the country’s human rights record, according to a rights group. Chinese rights campaigners

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China Muzzles Media to Prevent Mideast-Style Protests

  Source: VOA – By Heda Bayron   Chinese authorities appear to be nervous about the spread of protests that have toppled and threatened Middle Eastern and North African rulers in recent weeks. The government has threatened to revoke visas

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