Activists converge on eastern Chinese city

February 8, 2014 6:09 AM

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“More of us should move from the Internet to real life and show the power we have as citizens,” Yang Chong, an activist who traveled from the southern city of Guangzhou to Qufu for the rally, said in a telephone interview.

The Qufu gathering was triggered by the sudden death of Xue Fushun, the father of Xue Mingkai, a dissident who has been jailed twice for his opposition to China’s one-party rule.

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