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BBC reporter in China set upon by thugs

The Chinese government has been rounding up dozens of human rights defenders, lawyers and others and has banned foreign journalists from filming in parts of the capital Beijing.

It follows anonymous calls on the internet for Middle East-style democratic protests in China.

With the country's annual People's Congress due to begin on Saturday, the ruling Communist Party appears to have real concerns about the possibility of unrest.

Damian Grammaticas reports.

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