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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.
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.
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.
By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - A blind activist in China and his family have been placed under house arrest for four months and he was beaten by thugs when he tried to venture out, after exposing forced abortions in his home province on the east coast.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Chinese journalist jailed for subversion after reporting on corruption in northeastern China has been released a year early, a U.S.-based human rights activist said on Tuesday.
By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - A military doctor who exposed China's SARS cover-up has been barred from visiting the United States, in keeping with curbs imposed after he asked for a re-appraisal of the 1989 Tiananmen protests, sources said on Wednesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is sending a Chinese journalist working for the New York Times to trial charged with exposing state secrets, his lawyer said on Friday.
By Geert De Clercq SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's most vocal opposition politician believes that politics in the city-state will not be reformed through elections but by civil disobedience against what he calls "unjust laws." Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), said he plans to use forthcoming elections to talk about democratic reform and will continue to promote civil liberties in the face of libel laws and limits on political activities.
By Jonathan Lynn SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese author Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel prize for literature, is also a highly original painter, and a new exhibition in Singapore shows the same struggle for expression and meaning found in his writing.
By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China marked the 90th birthday of late Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang amid tight security on Friday, ending almost two decades of silence on the reformist whose death sparked the 1989 Tiananmen democracy protests.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).