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China's Jailed Champions

Author: Jerome A. Cohen, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia Studies
July 26, 2008
South China Morning Post

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We will soon meet a new generation of Chinese heroes—the Olympic competitors whose gold medals and performance records will become the pride of their motherland. Yet, as the media trumpets their triumphs, the world should also recognise a group of more significant Chinese heroes - the human rights activists whose persecution, prosecution and punishment have become the shame of the motherland.

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