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China: Rights news roundup

Categories: East Asia, China, Development, Digital Activism, Disaster, Economics & Business, Environment, Freedom of Speech, Governance, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Labor, Law, Politics

Celia in her China Activist Weekly news roundup this week [1] looks at Kofi Annan's recent visit to China, the media ban on coverage of the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, another mine collapse trapping at least forty miners and the upcoming release of civil rights lawyer Zheng Enchong:

“His family suffers constant harassment from authorities, including constant monitoring and being blocked from travelling…Even if Zheng is released on schedule, harassment and constant monitoring of his whereabouts and activities will doubtlessly continue.”