The Singing Nun Finally Gets Her Freedom

China's leaders have raised hostage politics to a high art by cynically releasing political prisoners before leadership summits. With President Jiang Zemin set to visit the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas this week, his people needed advice on whose freedom would sweep the most burrs from under the U.S. President's saddle. In rode American businessman and human-rights advocate John Kamm, who offered Beijing a list of prisoners to pick through. "They wanted to know things like which members of Congress are most interested in what cases, and which unions are most interested in releasing labor leaders," he told TIME. "They don't...

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