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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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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 18, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dai Qing, a former political prisoner who is one of China's most famous woman journalists, was detained this weekend while trying to arrange to see U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, sources here said Sunday. A second woman, Hou Xiaotian, the wife of a jailed dissident, was also detained in a separate arrest aimed at preventing her from meeting a Baker aide.
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November 18, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dai Qing, a former political prisoner who is one of China's most famous woman journalists, was detained this weekend while trying to arrange to see U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, sources here said Sunday. A second woman, Hou Xiaotian, the wife of a jailed dissident, was also detained in a separate arrest aimed at preventing her from meeting a Baker aide.
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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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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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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.
NEWS
September 14, 1993 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move timed to enhance its candidacy to host the 2000 Olympic Games, the Chinese government today announced the release of Wei Jingsheng, China's most famous and longest-serving political prisoner. Wei, 43, was jailed in 1979 for his leadership in the "Democracy Wall" movement. The former electrician ignited the 1978-1981 movement for political reforms in China with a Dec. 5, 1978, wallposter calling for democracy as a "fifth modernization."
NEWS
August 15, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A visiting U.S. congressman met unofficially Wednesday with the highest-profile dissident in China not currently in jail, then publicly called for her imprisoned husband to be given proper medical care. Rep. Arthur Ravenel Jr. (R-S.C.) told a news conference at the U.S.
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November 5, 1991 | ROBERT L. BERNSTEIN and FANG LIZHI, Robert L. Bernstein, chairman of Human Rights Watch, and Fang Lizhi, exiled Chinese astrophysicist, are two co-chairs of the Committee to End the Chinese Gulag
Secretary of State James A. Baker III is going to China during his visit to the Far East this month. Official statements from Beijing make it clear that China's leaders are very anxious to have him there and they have actively induced him to come. The Chinese government has hinted at a number of concessions on trade relations and the use of prison labor in the production of goods for export to the United States.
NEWS
November 23, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Improved treatment of four high-profile Chinese dissidents was announced here Friday in an apparent first step by Beijing toward granting some human rights concessions in response to a recent visit by Secretary of State James A. Baker III.
NEWS
March 30, 1991 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bold and dangerous challenge to Chinese authorities, the wife of a prominent political prisoner appealed Friday to the National People's Congress to re-evaluate the bloodily suppressed Tian An Men Square pro-democracy protests. "Not long ago (in the spring of 1989), the world's largest and most just hunger strike occurred on the square outside your meeting place," Hou Xiaotian, 28, wrote in an open letter to legislators. After the June 4, 1989, military crackdown, "uncounted corpses . . .
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