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Wu Liangshu, a lawyer from Guangxi Guohai Law Firm, claimed that he was brutally beaten up and his clothes were ripped by police officers at the People's Court in the Qingxiu district of Nanning, Guangxi on Friday after he refused to hand over his cellphone, news site caixin reported on Friday.

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Wu denied making a recording and said that Chinese law only bans people from recording or filming during trials.

The incident has sparked outrage among lawyers nationwide, with over 1,000 of them jointly signing a letter to demand that the court release surveillance videos of the incident.

In the letter, the group also demanded that the involved court police officers be punished for misuse of force.

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"Chinese courts should issue receipts when receiving a lawsuit, in accordance with the requirements of China's Supreme People's Court. I hope Wu's incident can help improve the situation and safeguard lawyers' rights," said Mao.

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The statement said the police offered him a new pair of trousers, but Wu refused. The court vowed to further investigate and to seriously punish the officers if they are found to have violated regulations.

The Lawyers' Association in Nanning also released a statement on Friday, saying that the court's head has apologized to Wu twice and will reveal the truth and safeguard Wu's legal rights. The All China Lawyers Association also said Monday that they have stepped in to help with the case.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Olympic rowing races have been postponed again due to adverse conditions on Wednesday.

According to organizers, due to weather conditions, the FISA Executive Committee has postponed the racing. No racing will take place today. A new updated schedule will be announced at the Team Managers Meeting at 10:00 am.

Rowing races were also postponed on Sunday due to technical installation difficulties caused by the strong winds.

On Saturday, high winds caused Serbian pair Milos Vasic and Nenad Bedik to capsize. And several athletes like Zimbabwe's Andrew Graham Peebles from Zimbabwe and Australia's Kimberley Brennan, respectively in men's and women's single sculls, complained about the rough conditions.

Taiwan politicians, media and business people were upbeat over the news that Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou will meet in Singapore Saturday.

Andrew Hsia, Taiwan's mainland affairs chief Nike Air Jordan Retro Shoes For Sale , told a press conference Wednesday afternoon that the island expects the meeting to consolidate the current peaceful situation across the Taiwan Strait and lead to "a possible regular arrangement like the meetings between cross-Strait affairs chiefs."

The meeting indicates firm resolve from the two sides to maintain positive interaction and protect cross-Strait peace, Hsia said.

The Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan's ruling party, hailed the meeting as "a major watershed" for mutually beneficial cooperation.

KMT Chair Eric Chu said that the landmark meeting will push forward the cross-Strait relationship and build mutual trust based on the 1992 Consensus.

Almost all newspapers, TV news channels and news websites in Taiwan through Tuesday night to Wednesday covered the upcoming meeting.

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Wang said after the briefing that the legislature supports any cross-Strait dialogue that is conducive to regional peace and stability and expects the meeting to be a success and meet people's expectations.

During the meeting, the two leaders will exchange views on promoting the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.

It will be the first such meeting between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan since 1949 when the Kuomintang, led by Chiang Kai-shek, fled to Taiwan after being defeated in a civil war.

The Taiwan-based United Daily News called the meeting "the most important event in cross-Strait relations" in a report Wednesday.

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Many media highlighted the coincidence that the meeting will be held in Singapore where the first round of cross-Strait talks was held in 1993.

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