China Seen Missing Rights Mark Ahead of Games

Less than six months before the Olympics begin, host country China is facing a crescendo of criticism that it is not honoring its pledge to improve human rights ahead of the Games. While a couple of journalists (including one Hong Kong reporter) have been released from jail early, authorities continue to harass dissidents and jail petitioners as zealously as ever. Analysts say any major political reforms or amnesty for political prisoners is unlikely.

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