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2006-08-30 22:52:14

By Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese court jailed a reporter for a Singapore newspaper for five years on Thursday for spying, the latest in a series of high-profile cases illustrating China's curbs on the media and dissent.

2006-08-25 16:03:48

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington's need for help on global security concerns is tempering its criticism of China over human rights and enabling Beijing to strengthen a crackdown on dissent, activists said on Friday.

2006-07-27 04:06:11

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese activist working to help those displaced by the giant Three Gorges Dam and left paralyzed after a beating last month, inflicted the injuries on himself, a rights group cited a police investigation as showing.

2006-05-29 06:06:50

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Families of victims of the 1989 military crackdown on Tiananmen Square demonstrators have called on the government to reassess the incident and compensate victims, days ahead of the sensitive anniversary of the event.

2006-05-10 00:16:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - A prominent U.S.-based rights group has said it did not expect China to promote human rights at home despite its new position on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

2006-03-08 12:32:19

By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China increased its censorship of the Internet and of media critics last year and harassment and detention of those challenging the authorities grew, the United States said on Wednesday.

2006-02-15 03:00:00

China is being forced on the defensive over its media censorship policies, fending off attacks from United States and even, unexpectedly, its own aging Communist Party officials.

2006-01-19 06:49:43

BEIJING (Reuters) - China lashed out at an international human rights group for its routinely dim assessments on Thursday, but also said it had room to improve citizens' rights.

2005-12-11 03:50:35

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denounced U.S. criticism of its human rights record on Sunday in what has become a routine exchange of accusations and said the United States was guilty of double standards. The U.S.

2005-12-09 05:55:00

China said on Friday it used talks with the United States to spell out the global benefits of its economic growth and its "peaceful development strategy."


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