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2005-09-12 03:04:13

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two Chinese democracy campaigners living in exile in the United States have filed a lawsuit against Chinese President Hu Jintao for persecution and libel ahead of his meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush. Wang Dan, a student leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, and Wang Juntao, branded a "black hand" mastermind of the pro-democracy movement, said in a statement the Chinese government had persecuted them by rejecting their applications to renew their...

2005-08-19 08:16:54

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China has detained a U.S. citizen on suspicion of spying for ideological foe Taiwan, keeping him under house arrest without charge for nearly three months, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said on Friday. Chinese-born Xie Chunren, 56, was arrested in the southwestern province of Sichuan on May 31 after he traveled there from the United States, the embassy spokeswoman said. "He is currently under residential surveillance under suspicion of espionage for...

2005-08-13 02:48:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which views Taiwan as a breakaway province, said on Saturday the self-ruled island's 13th successive bid to join the United Nations was doomed to failure. Taiwan has tried to join the United Nations every year since 1993, but each time China and its allies, supporting Beijing's "one China" policy, have kept the door shut. "The nature of the proposals is that the Taiwan authority is trying to air 'two Chinas' or 'one China, one Taiwan' and 'Taiwan...

2005-08-11 01:23:44

TAIPEI (Reuters) - After holding months of live-fire war games to highlight a perceived growing military threat from giant neighbor China, Taiwan's military gave its people a taste of virtual war on Thursday. Two computer games featuring missile strikes against the world's tallest building in downtown Taipei and a naval blockade around the island's major ports were on display at a defense exhibition on Thursday, the latest in a string of campaigns to promote a controversial $15 billion arms...