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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Cheney visit: surveillance stepped up on on dissidents:

" Chinese police have warned leading dissidents to stay at home during the visit of US Vice President Dick Cheney, apparently out of concerns that they will raise issues over China's dismal human rights record. "

As they do in National People's Congress Times Chinese authorities have increased surveillance on known dissidents in Beijing.

The Chinese have not the man power to police the mine industry that kills 10,000 people a year but have enough people to put on 24/7 watches of dissidents and 30,000 officials to monitor the internet.

I carried a story recently about Bao Tang the ex high ranking Communist government official who was jailed over Tiananmen. He claims that his surveillance team numbers 20.

How many dissidents in Beijing?

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Yahoo! News - Chinese police step up surveillance on dissidents ahead of Cheney visit: