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China executes pager smugglers [CNN]



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>               CHINA EXECUTES TWO FOR SMUGGLING COMPUTERS, PAGERS
>                                        
>    December 6, 1998
>    Web posted at: 6:17 a.m. EDT (0617 GMT)
>    
>    BEIJING, China (AP) -- In the midst of a sweeping crackdown on illegal
>    imports, China said Sunday that it has executed a computer executive
>    and an office worker for smuggling computers, pagers and other
>    electronic goods into the country.
>    
>    The deaths come as China carries out a campaign to enforce trade
>    barriers that shield its industries from foreign competition in an
>    attempt to quash a multibillion-dollar market for illegally imported
>    products.

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