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China Arrests Businessman-Turned-Activist Ahead of UN Rights Review

Chinese police have formally arrested a prominent businessman who has supported a civil society group targeted by authorities this year. A lawyer for Wang Gongquan confirmed Monday he is being charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order. Wang, who has been in custody since mid-September, is a key supporter of the New Citizens Movement, which advocates the rule of law and greater public participation in political issues. More than a dozen members of the group have been detained or ...

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