AWARDED. HA JIN, 49, Chinese-American novelist; the PEN/Faulkner fiction prize, given to the best novel or short story by an American author, for War Trash, the tale of a Chinese soldier captured by Americans during the Korean War; in Washington, D.C. Ha Jin previously won the award for his 2000 novel Waiting, and becomes only the third writer after Philip Roth and John Edgar Wideman to win the prize twice in its 25-year history.

RELEASED. JIANG YANYONG, 73, Chinese military surgeon whose 2003 open letter to the government exposed a cover-up of the sars epidemic; from house arrest;...

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