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China frees cyber dissident after 8 years in jail

Chinese authorities have freed a former newspaper reporter and cyber dissident who was jailed for subversion in 2003, a human rights group said Wednesday. Huang Jinqiu was released from prison in October after serving eight years of a 12-year sentence, US-based Human Rights in Chinasaid in a statement. Huang, who worked as a journalist for…

Chinese bloggers question official’s suicide

BEIJING — Tens of thousands of Internet users have gone online to question reports in China’s state-run media saying an anti-corruption official found dead with 11 stab marks to his body had taken his own life. The body of Xie Yexin, who worked as an anti-corruption official in the central…