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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Postpones Trial

BEIJING -- China has suddenly postponed the trial, originally set for this week, of 14 dissidents who have been held on grave charges of counterrevolution for nearly two years, family members said Tuesday. They said they had originally been informed the trial would be held from Monday through Wednesday, but their lawyers had later been told the date had been changed to an unspecified time. The postponement comes at a sensitive time for China, in the midst of a dispute with the United States over the link between human rights and trade.