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China puts prominent writers under house arrest as Kerry visits
Reuters ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | Megha Rajagopalan

Posted on 07/09/2014 1:00:56 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom

A prominent writer who has angered China by advocating Tibetan rights said she and her husband were placed under house arrest during a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Tsering Woeser told Reuters that state security officers had prevented her and her spouse, author Wang Lixiong, from leaving their home since they returned from a trip to the north of China on Tuesday.

Woeser, who has written several books on Tibet and last year was given a U.S. State Department "International Women of Courage Award," said she was detained after a U.S. Embassy staffer telephoned to invite her to meet a U.S. official for dinner. [...]

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1 posted on 07/09/2014 1:00:56 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom
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To: ConservingFreedom

Obama wants that power


2 posted on 07/09/2014 1:02:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Don’t worry China ,it’s only Kerry , LOL


3 posted on 07/09/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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