Monthly Archives: 六月 2015

Hu Ping: How the Tiananmen Massacre Changed China, and the World

Translated by Matthew Robertson, June 2, 2015

“What we need to grasp is that the existence of a political system that is so perverse in its reason, and so unfair and unjust to its subjects, is an open taunt to the conscience and sense of justice of humanity. The international rise of that system, too, is perforce a threat to freedom and world peace.”


Twenty-six years ago in China, Continue reading

Announcement of Nomination for 2015 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award of Independent Chinese PEN Center

Title: Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award
Awardee: one or two individual annually;
Candidacy: Anyone in the case list of Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN who is still imprisoned or released under legal restriction of the right to freedom of expression, such as “deprivation of political rights”;
Nominator: Three individuals, or a PEN centre;
Nomination period: Starting on 23 June, anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s formal arrest and ending on 8 October;
Date to announce the awardee: Writers in Prison Day on 15 November;
Awarding Items: a certificate or trophy, prize check and awarding statement.
Prize: 2000 US dollars;

Nomination must be written in English or Chinese and should include the followings,

1. The nominee’s full name
2. Description of the nominee’s achievements, Continue reading

Activist Interrogated and Prevented from Attending Human Rights Training in Geneva

By Deng Chuanbin (邓传彬), published: June 11, 2015

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On May 30, 2015, I returned to my parents’ home at Peishi Township, Nanpei District, Yibing municipality in Sichuan province (四川省宜宾市南溪区裴石乡). My plan was to celebrate my mother’s 66th birthday on May 31, and attended my daughter’s singing competition in school and videotape it.

Around 9 pm on May 30, someone downstairs called out Continue reading

Last Occupy Central Die-Hards Face Eviction From Hong Kong Street

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Dozens of tents remain on Tim Mei Avenue next to the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, June 21, 2015.

Authorities in Hong Kong handed an eviction notice to a group of die-hard Umbrella Movement protesters on Monday, following the defeat of a Beijing-backed political Continue reading

Chinese Police Case Against Guangdong Women’s Rights Activist ‘Lacks Evidence’


Activist Su Changlan criminally detained by Guangdong police for her involvement in Hong Kong-related activities, in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Chinese Human Rights Defenders.

State prosecutors in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have sent back the subversion case against women’s rights activist Su Changlan, who publicly supported Hong Kong’s Continue reading

Chinese Court Pulls Plug on Activists’ Subversion Trial Amid Procedural Dispute With Defense

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Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong called off the trial of three prominent rights activists after they dismissed their defense team amid a procedural dispute with Continue reading

China Clamps Down on Activists Ahead of Lawyers’ Subversion Trial

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Guangzhou rights lawyer Tang Jingling in an undated photo.
(Photo courtesy of a family member.)
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have placed dozens of activists under surveillance after they planned to attend the subversion trial of three Continue reading

Chinese Police Hold Outspoken Activists in Beijing, Guangzhou

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Guangzhou-based activist Liu Shaoming in an undated photo.
Authorities in the Chinese capital have detained an outspoken rights activist who publicly voiced support for last year’s Occupy Central pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, his wife said on Tuesday.

Zhai Yanmin is currently being held in a Continue reading