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Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, won’t attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, said an aide. But the decision had been made months ago, because of “schedule issues”, said Marie Mukabe, UN spokeswoman. (more…)

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Hu Jia (photo, from 20minutes), 34, is a Chinese prominent activist who has been convicted of  “inciting subversion of state power and the socialist system”, said Li Fangping, his lawyer. The sentence is three-and-a-half years in jail. (more…)

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