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When Wen Jiabao Visited an AIDS Village, He Met with 1600 Policemen Disguised as Villagers

China’s Premier Wen Jiabao visited Wenlou Village in Henan Province on Friday, November 30, when World AIDS Day was approaching. It is a village heavily plagued by AIDS. Before Premier Wen’s arrival, local authorities not only put a group of activists and outspoken AIDS patients under house arrest; they also arranged for 1,600 policemen to dress up as villagers to welcome Premier Wen.

College Tuitions Have Skyrocketed in the Ten Years Since Combining Tracks

In 1997, colleges in China combined the tracks for the tuition system. Previously there existed two tracks: one track was that most college students paid nothing or only nominal fees for a college education; the other track was that some students financially supported their college education. Various scholars have found that since the two tracks were combined, most students have had to pay the full tuition. College tuitions across the country have skyrocketed. [1]

China Has Highest Rate of Executions: 5000 to 8000 in 2006

According to the 2007 Annual Report on Capital Punishment released by Hands Off Cain, between 5,000 and 8,000 prisoners were executed in China in the year of 2006. Chinese official Xinhua News reports that more would have been executed in the first seven months of 2007 had mandatory case review by the Supreme People’s Court of China not passed in 2006. [1]

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