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Chinese Journalist Sentenced to 7 Years on Charges of Leaking State Secrets

Chinese journalist Gao Yu attends an opening ceremony of Chinese artist Liu Xia's photo exhibition in Hong Kong on June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Chinese journalist Gao Yu attends an opening ceremony of Chinese artist Liu Xia's photo exhibition in Hong Kong on June 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Gao Yu, a Chinese news veteran and critic of the Communist Party, was sentenced by a Beijing court to seven years in prison on Friday...

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