RELEASED. REBIYA KADEER, 58, prominent Muslim political prisoner; by the Chinese government; in Beijing. Kadeer, a member of the predominantly Muslim Uighur ethnic group in northwest China's Xinjiang province, was arrested in August 1999 and sentenced to eight years in prison for "providing secret information to foreigners." Her release came in advance of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to Beijing. Kadeer immediately flew to the U.S. and, upon arrival in Washington, D.C., told a cheering crowd, "I will keep on fighting for my people until my last breath."

RESIGNED. ZHANG ENZHAO, 58, as chairman of China...

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