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China cracks down after calls for protests

Post by Earth Cries on Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:38 am

China cracks down after calls for protests

BEIJING (AFP) – China has detained top activists and deployed heavy security in large cities after the launch of a web campaign calling for protests echoing popular uprisings in the Arab world, campaigners said on Sunday.

Up to 100 leading Chinese rights lawyers and activists have disappeared since Saturday with police also descending onto protest sites around the nation, ready to put down any unrest, campaigners said....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110220/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsunrestinternet
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Post by Strawberry on Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:12 am

Earth Cries wrote:China cracks down after calls for protests

BEIJING (AFP) – China has detained top activists and deployed heavy security in large cities after the launch of a web campaign calling for protests echoing popular uprisings in the Arab world, campaigners said on Sunday.

Up to 100 leading Chinese rights lawyers and activists have disappeared since Saturday with police also descending onto protest sites around the nation, ready to put down any unrest, campaigners said....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110220/wl_asia_afp/chinarightsunrestinternet

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Post by Strawberry on Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:14 am


China's security tsar warns over 'jasmine revolution'

China's official in charge of the state security apparatus has warned of the need to find new ways to defuse unrest.

Zhou Yongkang urged senior officials to improve "social management" and "detect conflicts and problems early on", the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12522856
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