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China Begins Releasing Dissidents Following Tiananmen Anniversary

China has begun releasing activists it rounded up before Wednesday's 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Human rights lawyer Shang Baojun said in an interview with VOA's Mandarin service that at least three dissidents have been set free by police in Beijing. Xu Youyu, Hu Shigen and Liu Di had been detained last month after attending a private seminar about the Tiananmen Square crackdown.  Family members for all three have confirmed their release and said...

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