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29 Jun 2020
A fresh COVID-19 cluster has forced Chinese authorities to impose a strict lockdown in a province near the capital Beijing. Officials warn the coronavirus outbreak remains "severe and complicated."
14 May 2019
Since 2017, Chinese authorities have taken human rights lawyers, activists and writers to secret detention centers were deprived of freedom and dignity, they are expected to confess to crimes.
14 Apr 2018
Chinese authorities reportedly placed Li Wenzu, the wife of detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang under house arrest this week. Police cut short her 100 kilometer protest march to highlight her husband's plight.

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