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China revs up wind power amid challenges

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- As the world's largest wind power market, China continues to push forward with wind power installations, yet it faces ongoing problems with grid connection.

China promises foreign media freedom

BEIJING, July 11 (UPI) -- A senior Chinese leader says foreign journalists covering next month's Beijing Olympics will be allowed freedom to do their job.

IOC 'confident' in China's Olympic efforts

BEIJING, April 3 (UPI) -- An International Olympic Committee group reported it is "confident" that Chinese officials are on the right track in preparations for the 2008 Games in Beijing.

Olympic Torch starts off on Beijing relay

ATHENS, Greece, March 24 (UPI) -- The Olympic flame was lit in Greece Monday and carried off on an 85,000-mile journey that will end in Beijing for the start of the 2008 Summer Games.

China investigation eyes Beijing leaders

BEIJING, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Chinese anti-corruption investigation has focused on party leaders in the capital, sources close to the inquiry said.

China launches Olympic volunteer Web site

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The organizers of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing Monday began recruiting volunteers.

China to sell 7 million Olympics tickets

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- China plans to offer more than 7 million tickets to the 2008 Summer Olympics, and most of the tickets will be inexpensive, the organizing committee says.

Spielberg, Zhang to design Olympics

BEIJING, April 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and noted Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou will put together the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Festival stampede in China kills 37

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- At least 37 people were killed Thursday in the crush of festival goers crowded onto bridge in a park near Beijing during Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Liu Qi (simplified Chinese: 刘淇; traditional Chinese: 劉淇; pinyin: Liú Qí; born November 1942 in Wujin, Changzhou, Jiangsu) is the CPC Beijing Committee Secretary, first-in-charge of Beijing, and also a member of the CPC Politburo. He was the President of the Beijing Olympics Organizing Committee.

On February 7, 2002, Liu was sued in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by the San Francisco-based human rights organization, the Center for Justice and Accountability. The plaintiffs in that case alleged that as mayor of Beijing, Liu was responsible for formulating security policy and had control over the local police. The police were in turn alleged to have tortured the plaintiffs with beatings, electric shock, and forced feedings through tubes inserted through the plaintiffs' noses. The court issued a declaratory judgment that Liu was responsible for violating the defendants' rights to be free from torture and arbitrary detention. However, because Liu did not defend the suit, there were no hearings, trial, or findings of fact on the issues presented.

Anhui: Wang Jinshan · Fujian: Sun Chunlan · Gansu: Lu Hao · Guangdong: Wang Yang · Guizhou: Shi Zongyuan · Hainan: Wei Liucheng · Hebei: Zhang Yunchuan · Heilongjiang: Ji Bingxuan · Henan: Lu Zhangong · Hubei: Luo Qingquan · Hunan: Zhou Qiang · Jiangsu: Liang Baohua · Jiangxi: Su Rong · Jilin: Sun Zhengcai · Liaoning: Wang Min · Qinghai: Qiang Wei · Shaanxi: Zhao Leji · Shandong: Jiang Yikang · Shanxi: Zhang Baoshun · Sichuan: Liu Qibao · Yunnan: Bai Enpei · Zhejiang: Zhao Hongzhu

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