Monthly Archives: 6 月 2016

China Delays Trial of Sichuan Activist at Last Minute

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Activist Chen Yunfei leads a protest against alleged pollution at a petrochemical plant in Pengzhou, in Sichuan province, March 6, 2015. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have delayed the planned trial on public order charges of a veteran rights activist who visited the grave of a Tiananmen Square massacre victim, his lawyer said. Continue reading

China’s New Search Engine Rules Will Hamper, Not Protect, Web Users

Man using a laptop at a Beijing office of Sina Weibo

Man using a laptop at a Beijing office of Sina Weibo, widely known as China’s version of Twitter, an early victim of President Xi Jinping’s ongoing campaign tighten online control, in April 2014 photo. AFP

China’s powerful internet regulator has moved to rein in the country’s search engines following the death of a young cancer patient who had used Baidu to find an untested ‘cure’ from poorly labeled sponsored results. Continue reading

221. LIANG TAIPING (released)

Liang TaipingSex                              Male

Penname                Weisheng

Birth date                1984-01-30

Birth place              Peng-an County, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province

Resident place         Changsha City, Hunan Province

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Chinese Legal Assistant Moved Amid Fears of Abuse in Detention

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Detained legal assistant Zhou Wei is shown in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of New Citizens Movement

Following unconfirmed reports that she was sexually abused in detention, authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have transferred a legal assistant jailed during last year’s nationwide police operation targeting human rights lawyers to an unknown location, RFA has learned. Continue reading

China Tries Civil Rights Activist For Subversion, Detains Supporters

Huang Wenxun

Chinese rights activist Huang Wenxun is shown in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of

A court in the central Chinese province of Hubei on Friday tried a civil rights activist for “incitement to subvert state power” after holding him in pretrial detention for three years, his lawyers and relatives said. Continue reading

Fears Grow For ‘Disappeared’ Wife of Detained Chinese Activist

Chinese democracy activist Qin Yongmin and wife Zhao Suli

Chinese democracy activist Qin Yongmin and wife Zhao Suli are shown in a photo from October 2013. Photo courtesy of

Fears are growing for Zhao Suli, the wife of detained opposition party member and rights activist Qin Yongmin,  Qin’s lawyer said on Wednesday. Continue reading

Announcement of Nomination for 2016 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 PEN International 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; Continue reading

Chinese Blogger Who Compiled Protest Data Missing, Believed Detained

Internet surfers at a cybercafe in Beijing

Internet surfers at a cybercafe in Beijing. Lists of names from WikiLeaks cables circulate on websites and popular microblogging platforms. AFP

A blogger and social media commentator who compiled meticulous daily lists of protests in China, making the results public via Google, Twitter and Weibo, has been incommunicado for nearly a week, along with his girlfriend, rights activists said on Tuesday. Continue reading