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Tiananmen anniversary brings new China detentions

Chinese security forces rounded up more government critics ahead of Saturday's anniversary of the crushing of the 1989 pro-democracy movement centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, adding to an already harsh crackdown on dissent, activists said.Full story

Confucius statue vanishes from Tiananmen

A large statue of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius, controversially erected outside a Communist Party museum in central Beijing, has quietly been removed from its plinth. Full story

Chair left empty for jailed Chinese Nobel winner

Clapping solemnly, dignitaries in Norway honored this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, with an empty chair. Full story

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