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2006-03-08 05:05:00

By Emma Graham-Harrison BEIJING (Reuters) - The toilets on the first floor of China's monolithic Great Hall of the People suggest its designers weren't expecting many women in the 1950s, and there has been little need to update the layout since.

2006-03-03 21:32:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police detained an outspoken human rights lawyer in Beijing on Saturday, continuing an official crackdown on dissidents ahead of the opening of the national parliament, another lawyer said.

2006-02-27 07:42:01

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's three opposition parties said on Monday they would boycott snap elections on April 2, deepening a political crisis and raising the pressure on embattled Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

2006-02-26 06:34:26

By Panarat Thepgumpanat and Trisanat Kongkhunthian BANGKOK (Reuters) - Buddhist monks and nuns of the "Dharma Army" led thousands of people at a demonstration against embattled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Sunday as opposition parties failed to agree to boycott a snap election.

2006-02-24 06:49:15

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have rounded up at least eight democracy campaigners involved in hunger strikes that have spread to more than 16 provinces, a leading activist said on Friday.

2006-02-22 02:11:21

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The trial of a Chinese researcher charged with exposing state secrets while working for the New York Times is expected before the end of March, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Zhao Yan worked for the paper before his arrest in September 2004.

2006-02-21 22:46:54

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese journalist, jailed for splashing paint over a portrait of Mao Zedong during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, is due to be freed on Wednesday, his mother and a rights activist said, ahead of President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States.

2006-02-21 03:50:10

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ninety-nine percent of people tried in China for "endangering state security" are found guilty, a prominent human rights activist said on Tuesday, calling on President Hu Jintao to release two detained journalists.

2006-02-14 00:53:11

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - A former secretary to Chairman Mao Zedong and a dozen other senior Chinese scholars and ex-officials have denounced the shutdown of an investigative weekly in a spreading battle over censorship.

2006-02-07 07:43:59

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's crackdown on domestic non-governmental organizations has forced an AIDS activist to quit the group he set up after international funding dried up and some volunteers resigned in the face of intimidation.


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