Monthly Archives: 6月 2014

Hong Kong Lawyers in Mass Silent Protest Over China’s White Paper


Lawyers gather in front of the court of final appeal during a march in defence of judicial independence in Hong Kong, June 27, 2014.
Nearly 2,000 members of Hong Kong’s legal profession, Continue reading

UN Panel Calls on China to Release Chen Guangcheng’s Nephew

By Joshua Lipes


Chen Guangcheng at RFA in Washington, June 25, 2014.
A United Nations panel has ruled that the nephew Continue reading

China Link Alleged to Cyberattack as Hong Kong Tensions Grow


Hong Kong police carry out crowd control drills at a local police college in Hong Kong on June 25, 2014 ahead of planned July 1 protests. Continue reading

Literary Activism: is poetry the strongest form of protest?

July 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | £8/£4

Poets from around the globe share their views and personal experiences as part of the Poetry International Festival at London’s Southbank Centre. Continue reading

Leftover Women-The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Leta Hong Fincher

After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that ‘women hold up half the sky.’ In the early years of the People’s Republic, Continue reading

Meet the Chinese women standing up to inequality

Activists have ‘occupied’ men’s toilets, donned wedding dresses splashed with red and shaved heads to raise awareness

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Primark investigates claim of ‘cry for help’ note in trousers

25 June 2014 Last updated at 12:46 ET


The customer said she found the SoS note inside a pair of trousers bought in Primark’s Belfast store

The note was inside a pair of trousers bought in Primark’s Belfast store Continue reading

Zhao Changqing-Four More New Citizens Movement Advocates Convicted, Sentenced to Between Two and Three-and-a-Half Years


April 18, 2014

Four citizen activists involved in public calls for high-ranking officials to reveal their assets in 2013 have each been found guilty of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” Two of them—Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) and Zhao Changqing (赵常青)—were accused of Continue reading