Monthly Archives: 十二月 2016

China detains legal activist on suspicion of subversion

Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up portraits of Chinese disbarred lawyer Jiang Tianyong, demanding his release, during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, China December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up portraits of Chinese disbarred lawyer Jiang Tianyong, demanding his release, during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, China December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Chinese authorities have confirmed prominent legal activist Jiang Tianyong has been detained on suspicion of inciting subversion of state power, his lawyer said on Friday, setting the stage for possible formal charges. Continue reading

Liu Xia: I Am Tired

Liu XiaI am tired
I am tired of my white pills
I am tired of my smiles at you
I am tired of toilets on trains
I am tired of your reputation
I am tired of my heart tiring Continue reading

Rights Website Founder Formally Arrested For Subversion in China’s Hubei

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Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch website founder Liu Feiyue is shown in an undated photo. Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have formally arrested Liu Feiyue, the founder of a rights website, on subversion charges, fellow activists and relatives told RFA on Wednesday. Continue reading

China to Try One Rights Lawyer as European Diplomats Visit Family of Another

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European diplomats visit the parents of detained rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong at their home in Xinyang city, Henan province, Dec. 19, 2016.

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan are preparing to try a top lawyer on subversion and public order charges, amid an ongoing crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists nationwide. Continue reading

Press Freedom in China Bulletin: December

media-violations-2016Welcome to IFJ Asia-Pacific’s monthly Press Freedom in China e-bulletin. The next bulletin will be sent on January, 2017. Continue reading

Activist, Writer Held on Spying, Subversion Charges in China’s Sichuan

 

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Sichuan rights activists Yang Xiuqiong (L) and Huang Qi (R) in photo taken before their detention, Feb. 18, 2016. Photo courtesy of activist Li Zhaoxiu.

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have formally arrested the founder of a rights website on state secrets charges while detaining a writer who criticized widespread air pollution on suspicion of subversion. Continue reading

Chinese Rights Activist ‘Tortured’ in Police Detention: Lawyers

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Wu Gan stages protest outside Jiangxi High Court, May 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of Boxun

Detained rights activist Wu Gan, known by his online nickname “The Butcher,” has suffered torture while being held under investigation in a police detention center in the northern port city of Tianjin, his lawyers have complained after visiting him last week. Continue reading

China Bans User-Made, ‘Unlicensed’ Video, Audio From Social Media

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television holds political study meeting, Nov. 21, 2016. Public Domain.

China’s powerful media regulator has banned social media platforms like WeChat, and the Twitter-like Weibo services run by Sina and Tencent, from disseminating user-generated audio and video, in a move that appears to be aimed at stifling citizen reporting in a country where all news is controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading