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China Gives not so Warm Welcome to UN Envoy

The United Nations waited for more than a decade for Beijing to accept an invitation for its special envoy on extreme poverty and human rights to visit China. But when Beijing finally approved the request and allowed U.N. Special Rapporteur Philip Alston to visit this month, he was tailed by authorities and barred from meeting with academics.   Rights advocates said authorities' treatment of Alston during his visit shows a lack of sincerity on the part of authorities. China denies...

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