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Trial Begins for Chinese Anti-Corruption Activists

Three Chinese anti-corruption activists go on trial Monday in a case that underscores the government's intolerance of open dissent. The trial of Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua is taking place under heavy security in the southern province of Jiangxi, where the three staged a protest in April. They face charges of illegal assembly, of gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place, and using an "evil cult" to undermine the law. The trio are part of a grassroots ...

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