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Underreported: Violent Crackdown in China

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Up to 20 protesters were killed last week by Chinese police in a fishing village near Hong Kong. On today's edition of our regular Underreported feature, we'll find out what caused the protests, and what led what could be China's biggest use of force on citizens since the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. Sharon Hom, the executive director of Human Rights in China, calls in from Hong Kong. And journalist Jasper Becker phones in from Beijing. We'll ask if the protest was part of a larger pattern of unrest throughout China. And we'll find out if this crackdown is affecting the WTO negotiations that began in Hong Kong this week.

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