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The Open Letter to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was a petition from political activists in the People's Republic of China which urged the Chinese Communist Party to introduce political reforms.
There were 192 signatories to the letter of a letter in November 2002, which was posted on the Internet calling on the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China to introduce political reforms.
- political rehabilitation of the 1989 pro-democracy movement
- the right of political exiles to return from abroad
- release Zhao Ziyang from house arrest and restore his political rights
- the release of jailed political prisoners
- ratification of the International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights
- the holding of free elections
The Chinese authorities reacted to its publication with an immediate clampdown and arrest of the more prominent political activists who had signed the letter.
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