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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

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhang_Jialong
https://foreignpolicy.com/author/zhang-jialong/
https://www.nchrd.org/2020/06/zhang-jialong/
https://ifex.org/journalist-zhang-jialong-latest-victim-of-chinas-notorious-online-censorship-system/
https://rsf.org/en/news/china-rsf-demands-release-former-journalist-critical-censorship
https://cpj.org/data/people/zhang-jialong/
https://www.businessinsider.com/tencent-fires-zhang-jialong-for-talking-to-john-kerry-2014-5?r=US&IR=T
https://chinachange.org/2014/05/24/circumstances-of-my-dismissal-from-tencent/

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About

Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit and nonpartisan organisation beyond borders based on free association of those who write, edit, translate, research and publish literature work in Chinese and dedicated to freedom of expression for the workers in Chinese language and literature, including writers, journalists, translators, scholars and publishers over the world. ICPC is a member organisation of PEN International, the global association of writers dedicated to freedom of expression and the defence of writers suffering governmental repression. Through the worldwide PEN network and its own membership base in China and abroad, ICPC is able to mobilise international attention to the plight of writers and editors within China attempting to write and publish with a spirit of independence and integrity, regardless of their political views, ideological standpoint or religious beliefs.

In July 2001, ICPC was founded by a group of Chinese writers in exile and in China, and approved as a chapter of PEN International at its annual congress in London in November. Since then, ICPC has made vigorous efforts to promote and defend the freedom of writing and publication and the free flow of information in China, and been deeply concerned about the state of civil society and open discourse there.

In April-May 2020, ICPC held its Nineth Internet Congress of the Membership Assembly to have elected 9 Board members and 2 alternates. Then the Board have elected Prof. Yiran PEI (USA) as the president, Mr. Shiying ZHAO (previous vice-president, China) and Prof. Song TAN (USA) as vice-presidents, and Dr. Yu ZHANG (Sweden) as the secretary-general. The late president Dr. Liu Xiaobo, who had been imprisoned since December 2008 until his death under the police custody on 13 July 2017, was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.

ICPC Origin and Development

By Yu Zhang

PEN International, formerly known as International PEN, founded on 5th October 1921, is currently the only global association of writers. The traditional constituents of PEN membership are summed up in its three letters: P stands for Poet and Playwright, E for Editor and Essayist, and N for Novelist. As a word in combination, PEN is also a traditional tool of writing, very meaningful. Today, a reporter, literary translator or publishes is also eligible to become a member of PEN. Continue reading

About ICPC

Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization beyond borders based on free association of those who write, edit, translate, research and publish literature work in Chinese and dedicated to freedom of expression for the workers in Chinese language and literature, including writers, journalists, translators, scholars and publishers over the world. ICPC is a member organization of International PEN, the global association of writers dedicated to freedom of expression and the defence of writers suffering governmental repression. Through the worldwide PEN network and its own membership base in China and abroad, ICPC is able to mobilize international attention to the plight of writers and editors within China attempting to write and publish with a spirit of independence and integrity, regardless of their political views, ideological standpoint or religious beliefs. Continue reading

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