Monthly Archives: 七月 2015

Chinese Activists Urge IOC to Reject Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics Bid

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Tibetan demonstrators urge the IOC to reject the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid in a protest in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2015.
A group of Chinese intellectuals on Friday called on the International Olympic Committee to reject Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, arguing that China failed to keep the promises of Continue reading

China Tries Activist Who Supported Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement



Ye Xiaozheng displays a banner saying ‘Protesting for Freedom’ in a photo posted to social media.
Photo courtesy of CHRD
An activist from the southern Chinese province of Guangdong stood trial on Thursday for subversion after he showed online support for last year’s pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in neighboring Hong Kong.

Ye Xiaozheng, known online by his nickname Humian Yizhou (“A boat on the lake”), Continue reading

Detained Chinese Lawyers Plead Guilty to Disorder Charges


July 19, 2015 7:47 AM

BEIJING—Chinese human rights lawyers arrested during a recent crackdown have pleaded guilty to a range of offenses including inciting disorder, the country’s main Communist Party newspaper reported on Sunday.

Nine lawyers and four other staff members at the Fengrui legal Continue reading

Activists Warned Off Attending Subversion Trial of ‘Guangzhou Three’

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Tang Jingling, a top human rights lawyer in Guangzhou, and his wife Wang Yanfang in an undated photo.
(Photo courtesy of Wang Yanfang.)

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have placed a number of rights activists under surveillance, issuing warnings not to try to attend the continued subversion trial of the “Guangzhou Three” activists later this week, activists and lawyers said on Wednesday.

Rights lawyer Tang Jingling, former teacher Wang Qingying, Continue reading

Cataloging the Torture of Lawyers in China

China Change, published: July 5, 2015


Violent beatings to the head, electric shocks, forced feeding, injection with drugs, sexual violence, suffocation, denial of toilet, solitary confinement, forced smoke inhalation, and burning.

These are some of the forms of torture that Chinese security forces Continue reading

Rise of Guangdong Propaganda Chief a Sign of Further Media Controls to Come


image (31)Demonstrators call for press freedom in support of journalists from Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong province, Jan. 8, 2013.

The ruling Chinese Communist Party has promoted a propaganda official whose reported rewriting of a New Year front page editorial in the cutting-edge magazine Southern Weekend prompted a strike and days of protests in early 2013.

Tuo Zhen, 59, who is believed to have rewritten Continue reading

Lawyer’s Teen Son Missing in Widening Crackdown on China’s Rights Attorneys


imageBeijing-based lawyer Wang Yu in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Wang Yu’s microblog

Police in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have taken the 16-year-old son of detained rights attorney Wang Yu from his home amid an ongoing crackdown on the country’s embattled legal profession, lawyers told RFA on Friday.

Wang’s detention on July 9 came amid a raid on her law firm, Fengrui, Continue reading

Chinese Lawyers ‘At Risk of Torture’ as Crackdown Continues


Three top Chinese rights lawyers are at “grave risk of torture” amid a massive police operation targeting the country’s embattled legal profession, an international rights group said on Thursday.

Some 200 lawyers, paralegals, and rights activists have been targeted by China’s Continue reading