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‘Today, I Must Break My Silence’: Veteran Journalist Gao Yu

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Journalist Gao Yu was sent on a forced “vacation” in southwestern China to remove her from Beijing when China’s parliament convened in March 2016.

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu on Friday defied an official ban on giving media interviews to speak out in anger at the demolition of her garden by local urban management officers, known in China as “chengguan.” Continue reading

China Detains Lawyer in Zhejiang Amid Ongoing Cross Demolition Program


Lawyer Zhang Kai (C) is shown with two assistants in Wenzhou, Aug. 25, 2015.
Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang have detained a top Beijing rights lawyer who was advising local Christians in their bid to resist the demolition of crosses from local churches.

Zhang Kai had recently been based in the coastal city of Wenzhou, Continue reading