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PRO: The 303 Chinese citizens who signed this pro-democracy manifesto which includes calls for an amended constitution, free elections and social security did so at the risk of government retribution. And indeed, one of the signatories, activist Liu Xiaobo, was detained shortly after the charter's publication.
CON: The government has so far failed to acknowledge any of the group's demands.
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