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Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:18 AM

Well-known Chinese dissident dies after being denied treatment

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Prominent Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli, detained in September for staging sit-ins at the country's foreign ministry, has died, a fellow dissident and one of her lawyers said on Friday, after she was denied medical treatment in detention.

Cao's death is likely to trigger an outcry from China's fledgling rights community and criticism from the West, which has expressed concern about her case.

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"On Sept 14 ... she was perfectly fine and going to Europe for a trip. Now she's gone. Cao Shunli's wishes were never accomplished," dissident Hu Jia told Reuters.

Cao staged a two-month sit-in along with other activists outside the Foreign Ministry, beginning in June, to press for the public to contribute to a national human rights report.

She went missing in mid-September after authorities prevented her from flying to Geneva for a human rights training program. She was formally arrested in October on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles", the watchdog group Human Rights in China said.

Cao's family saw wounds on her body, Liu Weiguo, a lawyer who has been acting for Cao, told Reuters, citing another of her lawyers, Wang Yu. But it is unclear how they were inflicted.

"The hospital is not willing to let the lawyer and the family look at the body," Liu said. (continued at link)

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/us-china-dissident-idUSBREA2D0RT20140314

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RDANGELO Mar 2014 #1
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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 08:26 AM

1. This is a the country we have full diplomatic relations with.

Most favored nation trade relations.

sizable trade deficits every year.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:16 AM

2. Exactly. As long as there is money in it....they are our friends.

The minute they nationalize oil or some commercial commodity we want to exploit, then they are "dangerous countries", "leftist governments", etc.

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Response to RDANGELO (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:36 AM

3. being a superpower has its privileges nt

 

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:31 PM

4. SOP for all rulers of China. Treatment like this goes all the way back to Xia Jie of Xia Dynasty,

 

Shang Zhou of the Shang Dynasty and Shi Huangdi of the Qin Dynasty.

The KMT did the same thing. Mao did it to Liu Shaoqi in 1968. Old habits die hard in China, because they are till mired in tradition.

Even my wife says after a rebellion is successful, the new rulers need to kill the old rulers and anyone that could challenge the rule because people need to honor and respect those in charge. It's simply called Confucian philosophy of the establishment of relationships:

Young to Old, Wife to Husband, Children to Parents, Ruled to Ruler.

Four of the five relationships of Confucius are based on the former being subservient to the latter. The other being the equal Friend to Friend.

The CCP is just following that idea and using the Qin Dynasty system of authoritarian legalism to it's most extreme conclusion.

Sadly, the people here accept it by in large. The "dissident" community is mostly ignored.

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