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China Human Rights: Dissidents and diplomacy

They call him the blind lawyer, and Chen Guangcheng certainly blindsided the Chinese government this week. After years of harassment at the hands of local officials, the dissident managed to give his guards the slip. He is now thought to be at the US embassy in Beijing - all this just days before Hilary Clinton arrives in China for a summit on trade and foreign policy. Laura Baines and her panel discuss how this issue could affect US-China relations.

  • Jean-François DI MEGLIO, Founder of the Asia Centre in Paris;
  • Emmanuel LINCOT, Editor-in-chief of "Monde Chinois" and Chair of Contemporary China Studies;
  • Martin JACQUES, Author of "When China rules the world";
  • Bob FU, Founder and President of ChinaAid.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Christopher Davies, Molly Hall and Joseph Tandy

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2017-07-27 Americas

The Battle for Venezuela: Pressure mounting on Maduro ahead of Sunday's vote

It used to be one of Latin America's wealthiest countries, but now the beleaguered nation of Venezuela is facing US-imposed sanctions. This comes as the country's opposition...

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2017-07-26 European Commission

Poland Judicial Reforms: EU keeping door open to sanctions on Warsaw

The battle between Poland and Europe continues with the European Commission saying it's keeping the door open to possibly triggering sanctions against Poland. This despite the...

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2017-07-25 Emmanuel Macron

The Macron Touch: Can the new French president be Libya's peacemaker?

It's being seen as a major diplomatic win for the French president, Emmanuel Macron. Hosting a meeting in Paris between Libya's two main rival leaders, he is seeking to be a...

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2017-07-24 Israel

Jerusalem Crisis: Who will play the peacemaker?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians over Jerusalem's holiest site, Haram al-Sharif or the Temple Mount, has surged in recent days after Israel installed metal detectors at...

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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