World Watch

New China's Trial Run
CHINA The verdict from the trial of Boston-based Chinese dissident Yang Jianli — which opens in Beijing Monday — may hint at the direction the new communist leadership will take on human-rights issues. Yang has been held in virtual isolation since he was arrested 15 months ago for entering the country on a false passport, and was denied access to a lawyer and family members for nearly a year. Blacklisted as a result of his activism during the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, Yang settled in the U.S. His wife says he returned to...

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