Monthly Archives: 6月 2020

257. ZHANG Jialong

Name                       ZHANG Jialong

Sex                             Male

Birth date               1988-05-22

Birth place             Guiyang City, Guizhou Province

Resident place     Guiyang City, Guizhou Province

Education              Graduate from Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

Profession              Freelance journalist, blogger, and former editor at Tencent Finance

Date of arrest          2019-08-12 (taken away), 2019-08-13 (detention),  2019-09-13 (arrest)

Organ of arrest       Public Security Bureau of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province

Cause of arrest        The indictment accused that Zhang Jialong had slandered the images of the Chinese Communist Party, the country, and the government through posting a lot of false information on Twitter since 2016.

Charge                         Suspicion of Picking quarrels and provoking trouble

Date of sentence    2020-05-13 (hearing)

Organ of sentence  People’s Court of Nanming District, Guiyang City

Sentence                      not yet

Defender                      lawyer YAN Xin

Place of jail                 Detention Center of Nanming District, Guiyang City,

Situation in jail        Unknown

Date of release         not yet

Family contact        

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Main case


Where There Is Life, There Is Hope – Briefings on the Ninth Congress of ICPC and Its Administration Changes

Where There Is Life, There Is Hope

– Briefings on the Ninth Congress of ICPC and Its Administration Changes

From April 29 to May 13, 2020, the Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) held online the ninth congress of its Membership Assembly. 82 of its 153 voting members signed up to attend the congress. The membership assembly held four plenary sessions, approved the work and financial reports submitted by the Board of Directors, and elected the new Board according to its Charter. Among 11 candidates, nine were elected as the directors. They are Mr. ZHAO Shiying, Mr. LI Hai, Mr. ZHAO Changqing, Ms. LI Jianhong, Mr. XU Yonghai. Ms. LIU Di, Mr. LIU Zhengqing, Mr. Song TAN and Mr. PEI Yiran. Mr. DU Daobin and Mr. SUN Honglu were elected as alternate directors. Eight of them are based in China mainland though the human rights situation there have been getting worse with 13 of their colleagues of ICPC members still imprisoned, including Mr. ZHANG Guiqi (aka LU Yang), the 12th candidate who have been detained for suspision of “inciting subversion” by the police in Shandong Province since May 1 before the ICPC election. Continue reading