China jails anti-corruption activists after high-profile trial

June 19, 2014 5:25 AM

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China jails anti-corruption activists after high-profile trial

BEIJING (Reuters) - Three Chinese activists who campaigned for government officials to disclose their wealth were jailed on Thursday in the culmination of a high-profile trial that underscores Beijing's resolve to clamp down on dissent.

The activists were among more than a dozen detained in recent months for their anti-corruption activism. Rights groups say the crackdown on the group throws into sharp relief the limits of President Xi Jinping's campaign against graft.

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