posted on Jan, 20 2003 @ 10:27 AM
The new leaders of the Communist Party in China are asserting their authority with a wave of arrests of dissidents, according to human rights
The regime, headed by the new party general secretary, Hu Jintao, has been rounding up signatories to an open letter calling for political reform
published at the time of the 16th Party Congress last November, which appointed him.
It has also singled out those who use the internet to spread criticism of the government, and has accompanied a round-up of web-users with ever more