Yeltsin will continue to receive "periodic checkups at the hospital," he added.

Xu and Qin could also face jail sentences if tried.Last week, almost 200 dissidents accused Beijing of "hypocrisy" in a letter sent after the latest government round-up of prodemocracy activitsts began.

The dissidents said there was a contradiction between China's international pledges and the arrests, which Beijing charged were for inciting the overthrow of the state.©1998 CBS Worldwide Corp.

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