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China Rejects Calls for Women's Rights Activists' Release

China on Wednesday rejected growing international calls for the release of five women's rights activists and accused critics of violating the country's judicial sovereignty by appealing for the women's freedom. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying defended China's legal system but said she had no specific details about the women's cases.   "No one has the right to ask China to release relevant persons, so we hope that relevant people will stop...

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