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China jails journalist over leaked 'state secrets'  China has jailed Gao Yu, 71, a top journalist for seven years for leaking a confidential paper to a foreign website China warns universities on values Tiananmen tense on rally anniversary Map of Tiananmen Square China
Beijing ruling bars Hong Kong lawmakers from taking office  Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office China 'expels' French journalist over Uighur article Scuffles outside Pu Zhiqiang trial China to end one-child policy and allow two

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  Couples will now be allowed to have two children, it said, citing a statement from the Communist Party

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  Chinese security personnel have swamped Beijing's Tiananmen Square on the 25th anniversary of the Beijing massacre


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  Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC
 Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing
Apr.9 China jails land rights lawyer Ni Feb.14   China's Xi defends rights record
  Washington: China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, has defended his country's human rights record, at a State Department lunch
Feb.5   Beijing defends Syria veto at UN  Chinese state-run media have defended Beijing's veto of a UN resolution condemning Syria's crackdown on anti-government protesters

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Jun.25 Leading China activist Hu Jia 'freed'
  Hu Jia - one of China's most prominent dissidents - has been released from prison, his wife says
Jun.22 China artist Ai Weiwei released Apr.24 China blocks Easter service  Police blocked more than 500 worshippers from leaving their homes and detained more than 36 for attempting to attend religious services

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Nov.5 China artist 'under house arrest'
Oct.12 Chinese reformers push on censorship  A group of veteran reformers in Communist party has demanded to dismantle elaborate censorship apparatus

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Nov.30 State media reveal secret, illegal jails
Jun.4 Hong Kong holds Tiananmen vigil  A vigil marking 20 years since the Tiananmen massacre in Hong Kong is the only part of China to commemorate the event Jun.3 US presses China over Tiananmen  Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged China to publicly account for those killed in the suppression of the protests 20 years ago Feb.21   Clinton: Human rights 'cannot interfere'  U.S. Secretary of State broached the issue of human rights with Chinese leaders, but emphasized that the world crises are more pressing

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Aug.1   President pleas for politics-free Games  President Hu Jintao said that the caliber of athletic competition, not political disputes, will determine a success Jul.8 French head will attend Olympics
. Paris Apr.7 China vows to keep torch on track Apr.5 Sarkozy terms for Olympic attendance. Paris

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Feb.1 Internet firms 'bowed to Beijing'  U.S. Congress: Congressmen have condemned major firms including Microsoft and Google for helping China censor the internet

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Dec.10 China confirms it shot protesters
Nov.20   Bush asks China to expand freedoms  U.S. President pressed no concrete actions from President Hu to open markets to U.S. farmers and businesses Jun.4 Hong Kong marks Tiananmen deaths Jan.17 China urged to review Tiananmen

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Feb.20   Bush visits China
  US President made a strong defence of human rights after initial talks with President Jiang Zemin

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