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China Releases Dissident Ahead of U.S. Visit

November 6, 1996

BEIJING (AP) _ China today released ailing dissident Chen Ziming, just weeks before the expected arrival of U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher on a visit to improve ties.

Chen, jailed as a ``black hand″ behind pro-democracy protests on Tiananmen Square in 1989, was freed on medical parole and arrived home tonight, saying he was tired, his younger brother Chen Ziping said.

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