Wed, Oct 10, 2007 - Page 5 News List

CCP meets ahead of congress

PARTY GREATS Topics ranging from changes to the party Constitution to allowing Hu Jintao's name alongside that of other 'great' leaders were discussed yesterday


Human rights groups are seizing on the Congress to press their causes, with Chinese Human Rights Defenders issuing an open letter to Chinese leaders.

"We have realized that what causes the human rights disasters on this land is that power is not supervised and restricted," the letter said. "To supervise and limit public power, we must realize democracy."

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