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August 21, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Han Dongfang, a former political prisoner and labor activist whose case has been a sore point in Sino-U.S. relations, said Thursday that he has received permission to leave China to get medical treatment in the United States. The granting of a passport to Han came only after China twice broke apparent pledges to U.S. officials to allow him to leave. When Secretary of State James A.
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June 6, 1997 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost all of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square dissidents who received asylum in Hong Kong have slipped out of the colony before their political oasis evaporates at midnight June 30. One who decided to stay is Han Dongfang, 34, the exiled founder of China's independent labor movement. From here, he secretly distributes his China Labor Bulletin to factories across the border and does weekly broadcasts on Radio Free Asia to encourage mainland workers to improve their conditions.
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June 6, 1997 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost all of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square dissidents who received asylum in Hong Kong have slipped out of the colony before their political oasis evaporates at midnight June 30. One who decided to stay is Han Dongfang, 34, the exiled founder of China's independent labor movement. From here, he secretly distributes his China Labor Bulletin to factories across the border and does weekly broadcasts on Radio Free Asia to encourage mainland workers to improve their conditions.
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August 21, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Han Dongfang, a former political prisoner and labor activist whose case has been a sore point in Sino-U.S. relations, said Thursday that he has received permission to leave China to get medical treatment in the United States. The granting of a passport to Han came only after China twice broke apparent pledges to U.S. officials to allow him to leave. When Secretary of State James A.
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February 21, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite promises by the Chinese government in November, two prominent dissidents are being denied permission to travel overseas. Han Dongfang, imprisoned for 22 months for organizing an unofficial labor union that supported the 1989 Tian An Men Square pro-democracy protests in Beijing, has been unable to get permission to apply for a passport, a Chinese source said Thursday.
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November 30, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China made several conciliatory gestures Friday on matters of concern to the United States, but at the same time it called on Communist Party members to enhance their "cohesion and combat capability" against unspecified foes. In a move apparently linked to Secretary of State James A.
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May 9, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two prominent Chinese dissidents whose cases had become a sore point in Sino-U.S. relations have been granted permission to leave China, a visiting State Department official announced here Friday. Arnold L. Kanter, undersecretary for political affairs, said at a news conference that Chinese officials told him exit permits have been granted to Han Dongfang and Liu Qing. Both are former political prisoners.
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May 18, 1992 | Associated Press
A dissident trade union activist is suing court employees who allegedly beat him and detained him for several hours. Han Dongfang, who founded the now-banned Beijing Autonomous Workers' Federation during the 1989 democracy movement, said he was attacked last week after a court appearance to discuss a housing dispute. The 29-year-old former railway worker is following the example of other Chinese dissidents who recently have begun trying to use the law to fight official persecution.
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April 20, 1998 | JIM MANN
Major Chinese dissidents who have been freed during the 1990s, their dates of release, their destinations upon release, and subsequent actions by the United States that were apparently linked to their being let go: Fang Lizhi Astrophysicist June 25, 1990 Britain (Cambridge University) U.S. drops objections to resumption of Japanese loans to China. *** Han Dongfang Founder of China's independent labor movement May 8, 1992 United States President Bush extends China's MFN status.
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August 16, 1993 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
China has expelled a former political prisoner and prominent labor activist a day after he returned to the country after receiving medical treatment in the United States. At a press conference Sunday in Hong Kong, Han Dongfang said Chinese security officers detained and beat him, then forced him across the border into the British colony on Saturday.
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May 9, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two prominent Chinese dissidents whose cases had become a sore point in Sino-U.S. relations have been granted permission to leave China, a visiting State Department official announced here Friday. Arnold L. Kanter, undersecretary for political affairs, said at a news conference that Chinese officials told him exit permits have been granted to Han Dongfang and Liu Qing. Both are former political prisoners.
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February 21, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite promises by the Chinese government in November, two prominent dissidents are being denied permission to travel overseas. Han Dongfang, imprisoned for 22 months for organizing an unofficial labor union that supported the 1989 Tian An Men Square pro-democracy protests in Beijing, has been unable to get permission to apply for a passport, a Chinese source said Thursday.
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November 30, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
China made several conciliatory gestures Friday on matters of concern to the United States, but at the same time it called on Communist Party members to enhance their "cohesion and combat capability" against unspecified foes. In a move apparently linked to Secretary of State James A.
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April 15, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former President Jimmy Carter, in a college campus speech Sunday, defended American concern for human rights and called on China to release its political prisoners. Speaking to students and faculty at the Beijing Foreign Affairs College, which trains future Chinese diplomats and Foreign Ministry employees, Carter recalled how he and senior Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping had reached agreement to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979.
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March 24, 1992 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foreign Minister Qian Qichen expressed sharp opposition Monday to what Beijing views as attempts by Western nations to impose their will on other countries. Speaking at a news conference in the Great Hall of the People, Qian defended his own government's repression of dissidents and criticized Western policies concerning Taiwan, Libya and Iraq.
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