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UN Human Rights Council to review China’s record

UNPROMISING START:While the reviews take place every four years, this will be the first since Xi Jinping took power. Many say Xi has initiated a new crackdown

Reuters, BEIJING

Hundreds of microbloggers, people who post short comments online, have also been detained since August in a campaign against “rumor mongering,” according to Chinese media and rights groups. Most have been released, but some are still being held on criminal charges.

On Sunday, Chinese police arrested Wang Gongquan (王功權), a well-known venture capitalist. Wang had helped lead a campaign for the release of another activist.

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