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China Places Outspoken Dissidents Under House Arrest Ahead of Parliament

Authorities in Beijing have placed a number of high-profile dissidents and rights activists under close surveillance in the wake of an announcement by the ruling Chinese Communist Party that it plans to remove limits to leaders' terms in office. The announcement last Sunday by the party's Central Committee that it wants to remove a two-term limit from the posts of president and vice-president, paving the way for incumbent Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely, has provoked strong...

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