China Detains Political Dissidents Ahead of Obama's Visit

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Zhao Lianhai, center, whose son was sickened by tainted milk formula, in Hebei province. “In today’s Chinese society, too much attention has shifted to material pursuits while the social fairness and justice are scarce,” he says. “If this situation continues, tragedies like the [milk powder scandal] will happen over and over again.” (By Greg Baker –AP)

China is rounding up political dissidents ahead of President Obama’s trip to the communist nation this week.
Breitbart reported:

China has detained several dissidents and campaigners ahead of US President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated first visit to the country, their relatives and close contacts told AFP Saturday.

Obama arrives in Shanghai on Sunday and moves onto Beijing the next day for a four-day maiden presidential trip during which he has been urged to raise human rights with the Asian giant’s top leadership.

But as the visit drew close, the head of an activist group for parents whose children were sickened by tainted milk in China had been detained, his wife told AFP.

” “Zhao Lianhai was criminally detained for ‘provoking an incident’,” Li Xuemei said in a text, without giving further details.

According to activist group Human Rights in China, Zhao was handcuffed and taken away late Friday night by police officers who searched his house and took away computers, a video recorder, a camera and an address book. i was criminally detained for ‘provoking an incident’,” Li Xuemei said in a text, without giving further details.

According to activist group Human Rights in China, Zhao was handcuffed and taken away late Friday night by police officers who searched his house and took away computers, a video recorder, a camera and an address book.

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