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China cracks down on AIDS groups ahead of Olympics

August 16, 2007

By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers
August 16, 2007

BEIJING — Wary of exposing China‘s flaws to the news media’s glare before next year’s Olympic Games, authorities are cracking down on groups that help AIDS victims and orphans, shuttering their offices and banning meetings and other gatherings.

In one case, an activist in Henan province, where the nation’s AIDS crisis hit early, said police ordered him out of his office on Thursday and suggested that he flee the area for his own safety. Six other volunteers in the group were detained.

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