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Critics: China’s President Using Law to Tighten Grip on Power

China’s widespread crackdown on rights lawyers and activists over the past three weeks has fueled growing concerns that President Xi Jinping is using the law as a tool to mute dissidents and those who defend them in court. Since stepping into office, Xi has stressed the importance of “rule of law” and law based governance. The government said one of the key aims of the ongoing anti-corruption campaign is to make society fairer and prevent abuses by those in power. Last year, the...

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