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How censorship aids China’s execution machine

The executions of Nie Shubin and Jia Jinglong occurred more than 20 years apart, yet the Chinese authorities have used the plight of both men to send starkly different messages on the death penalty.

Asia TimesNie Shubin, who was executed in 1995 for rape and murder, received a rare posthumous exoneration earlier this month.

Officials made much of how this…

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