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CHINA – UNITED STATES
Gao Zhisheng’s daughter writes Obama for help to find her father
Daughter of a Christian lawyer who disappeared six months ago in China, Grace Geng lives in the United States. Today she released an open letter addressed to the American president asking for his help to find out where her father is. In Chongqing, a woman disappears in the night after expressing solidarity to Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
03/05/2006 UNITED STATES - CHINA
Washington: Christians demonstrating for Wang Wenyi arrested
The three members of the Christian Defense Coalition were released in the evening. Support has also come from China for the doctor who interrupted Hu Jintao during his official US visit, and who now risks imprisonment.
Human rights award for Liu Xiaobo and for Charter 08
The prize for Liu, under house arrest since December, is intended to recognize his struggle for human rights and freedom of speech. Meanwhile, the family of the activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng has fled to the United States, and is denouncing constant intimidation and torture.
23/06/2006 UNITED STATES - CHINA
USA: Charges "frozen" against woman who interrupted Hu Jintao at White House
Dr Wang Wenyi has reached an agreement with the prosecution: charges against her have been blocked until next April, at which point they will dropped if her conduct is satisfactory. The woman had protested during the Chinese president's speech.
10/11/2009 CHINA – UNITED STATES
Washington tells Beijing to ensure “fair trials” for Uyghurs
US State Department calls on China to respect its citizens’ human and legal rights after nine members of the Uighur minority are executed. The US might be shifting its stance ahead of the Hu-Obama meeting.
10/11/2008 CHINA – UNITED STATES
China asks Obama for “respect”
In its first telephone conversion with the new US leader, Chinese President Hu Jintao praises mutual ties but already lays down “conditions” for their further development. In the meantime he is getting ready to take part in the G20 Summit scheduled for the US capital and expresses his country’s willingness to intervene in global financial markets.
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