Tag Archives: CHEN SHUQING


Chen ShuqingSex                               Male

Birth date                1965-09-26

Birth place              Xindeng Town, Fuyang City, Zhejiang Province Continue reading

Adam Shapiro: China’s Neo-Authoritarianism on Display at the G20

Between 4-5 September the leaders of 19 of the world’s largest economies and representatives from the European Union meet in Hangzhou in eastern China to discuss global financial stability and international economic policy. It is the first time that China is hosting a G20 Summit and it is another opportunity for it to announce its arrival on the world stage. Millions of dollars are being spent to ensure the city is picture-postcard perfect for the arrival of the dignitaries. Continue reading

Court Jails Veteran Democracy Activists For 10, 11 Years For Subversion

Supporters of democracy activists wait outside Zhejiang courthouse

Supporters of democracy activists wait outside Zhejiang courthouse to hear verdicts against them, June 17, 2016. Photo sent by an RFA listener

A court in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang on Friday handed down jail terms of just over a decade each to two veteran members of a banned opposition party after finding them guilty of subversion, their relatives and lawyers said. Continue reading

China Tries Two Opposition Party Activists For Subversion

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Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang on Tuesday ended the subversion trial of two members of a banned opposition party after both men pleaded not guilty, their lawyers said.

Lu Gengsong and Chen Shuqing, both members of the banned opposition China Democracy Party (CDP), Continue reading

ICPC Statement on PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writers

For Press Release
15 November 2014

Chen Shuqing Honored the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award and 17 Writers Adopted as Honorary Members

Chen ShuqingThe Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) has honoured Mr. CHEN Shuqinqing, its member and an imprisoned writer in China, this year’s Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for his long-term tenacity and courage in writing despite the threat of imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have adopted seventeen of writers imprisoned in China as its new honorary members, including WANG Bingzhang, GARTSE Jigme, WO Zhongxiao, WANG Jianmin, SHEN Yongping, TANG Jingling, WANG Qingying, YUAN Chaoyang, XU Zhiqiang, HUANG Zerong, GUO Yushan, KOU Yanding, HUANG Kaiping, ZHANG Miao, CHEN Kun, CHEN Yongzhou and JIANG Lijun.

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Zhejiang Activist Chen Shuqing Formally Arrested

October 22, 2014

HRIC has learned that, Chen Shuqing (陈树庆), a core member of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee, has been formally arrested. The official charge cannot be confirmed at this Continue reading

Another Zhejiang Democracy Activist in Custody for “Subversion”

September 15, 2014

Less than a month following the August 13 arrest of Lü Gengsong(吕耿松) on “subversion of state power,” another core member of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee, Chen Shuqing (陈树庆), was detained on the same charge.

Chen’s wife, Zhang Donghong (张东红), told HRIC that at 3:30 p.m. on September 11, Domestic Security officers from the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau conducted a search at the couple’s home, and took away a desktop computer, a mobile phone, documents, and some badges, without leaving a list of the confiscated items.

Another source told HRIC that Chen himself was taken away by Domestic Security officers at around 1:00 p.m. the same day. The detention notice from the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau lists 6:00 p.m. as the time of Chen’s detention.

Previously, Chen served a four-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” in connection with his role in organizing the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee and articles he wrote calling for democratic reform. He was released in September 2010 and soon resumed his activism. In November that year, he was among six individuals who applied to the Hangzhou Public Security Bureau for a permit to hold a demonstration to call for democratic reform. In 2014, he signed a joint public statement urging the release of detained individuals, and published an account of Lü being denied access to his lawyer while in detention.

Chen was a participant in the 1989 student movement, and began his pro-democracy activism in 1995. He became involved in the preparatory work for organizing the China Democracy Party in 1998, for which involvement he was detained for four months in 1999.