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German deputy, in China, urges release of rights lawyers

Germany’s outspoken economy minister, visiting China, met activists on Wednesday who have criticized the Beijing government, and urged it to free jailed human rights lawyers. President Xi Jinping’s administration has tightened control over Chinese civil society, saying it needs to increase security in what activists say is the most sweeping crackdown on dissent in decades. […]

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