Monthly Archives: 3月 2016

Plainclothes Police Destroy Gao Yu’s Garden and Beat Up Her Son

Gao Yu

Gao Yu talks to reporters in her Beijing home after plainclothes police ransacked her garden and beat her son, March 31, 2016.

Plainclothes police raided the Beijing home of veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu on Thursday, sending the 72-year-old heart patient to the hospital while roughing up and detaining her son and destroying her garden in what supporters said was a bid to intimidate her. Continue reading

Law Scholar Calls for Youth League Transparency

In recent weeks, a number of individuals have forcefully spoken out against the tightening climate for journalists, activists, lawyers, and others whose work may challenge authorities. Prominent journalists and bloggers have criticized increasing controls over the media and political demands for ideological conformity. An open letter, signed only by “loyal Communist Party members,” called on Xi to step down and threatened his physical safety, and has unleashed an official investigation that has led to the detention of family members of dissidents and writers. These increasingly audacious public challenges to Xi Jinping’s governing style have raised questions over the stability of the current government and Xi’s ability to effectively rule China. Continue reading

Chinese Editor Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Toe the Party Line


A screenshot of Yu Xiaolei’s resignation letter to the Southern Metropolis Daily says: “I can’t take the surname of the Communist Party any more.”

A top editor at a cutting-edge newspaper in the southern Chinese Guangdong province resigned after the ruling Chinese Communist Party imposed new media controls, the journalist announced on social media. Continue reading

China Launches All-Out Probe Into Letter Calling on President to Resign

Chang Ping giving a speech in Hong Kong

Exiled Chinese journalist Chang Ping (L) shown giving a speech in Hong Kong, October 2014.

The ruling Chinese Communist Party under President Xi Jinping has launched a crackdown on the families of overseas dissidents as part of a nationwide probe into an open letter calling on him to resign. Continue reading

Chun Han Wong: China Hunts Source of Letter Urging Xi to Quit

More than 10 people reportedly missing after letter was published on Chinese news website early March
Xi Jinping

Since taking office three years ago, President Xi Jinping has concentrated more power in his hands than his recent predecessors. Photo: Reuters

BEIJING—A Chinese news portal’s publication of a mysterious letter calling for President Xi Jinping’s resignation appears to have triggered a hunt for those responsible, in a sign of Beijing’s anxiety over bubbling dissent within the Communist Party. Continue reading

Hong Kong missing booksellers: Lee Bo back in mainland China

A Hong Kong publisher who went missing for nearly three months is reportedly back in mainland China – a few hours after returning to Hong Kong.

Lee Bo was escorted into a car that drove him to mainland China

Lee Bo was escorted into a car that drove him to mainland China, local media said

Lee Bo, a British citizen, was widely believed to have been abducted and taken to mainland China late last year along with four of his colleagues. Continue reading

220. JIA JIA (released)


Sex                              Male

Birth date              1980-08-08

Birth place             Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province

Resident place       Beijing and Hong Kong

Education                B.A. in Chinese Literature at Nanjing University Continue reading

German President Presses China on Political Prisoners During Visit



President Joachim Gauck of Germany meeting with students after his speech at Tongji University in Shanghai on Wednesday. Credit Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

BEIJING — Four days before President Joachim Gauck of Germany began his first state visit to China on Sunday, the exiled writer Liao Yiwu visited Schloss Bellevue, the presidential residence in Berlin. Continue reading