Tag Archives: Human Rights Activists

Rights Groups Criticize Xi Participation in UN Women’s Summit

A63136D0-8DF5-4CA3-98B6-0DDDD9773841_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy5_cw0Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, attends the Sustainable Development Summit 2015, Sept. 26, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.
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Last updated on: September 26, 2015 8:03 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday addresses a United Nations conference on gender equality, an event which has drawn criticism because of his government’s policies that Continue reading

64 Questions for Xi Jinping-Proposed by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China


1.Mr. Xi Jinping, as chief of Party, State and the Military, from where do you get your paycheck? From the Party, or government, or military? Are all the budgets for the Party, Government and the military collected from taxpayers?

2. You have consistently emphasized that the PLA cannot be nationalized, because it belongs to the Party. If so, then why is the army paid by government budget, which come from taxpayers? Continue reading

Chinese Activists Urge IOC to Reject Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics Bid

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Tibetan demonstrators urge the IOC to reject the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid in a protest in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 10, 2015.
A group of Chinese intellectuals on Friday called on the International Olympic Committee to reject Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing, arguing that China failed to keep the promises of Continue reading

Police Detain Wu Gan, Chinese Activist Known as ‘Super Vulgar Butcher’

cn-01police-articleLargeBy DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW June 01, 2015

The Chinese police have detained Wu Gan, a burly rights activist with a signature bald head and black beard, who supporters say skillfully merges cyberspace and real-life protests but whom authorities have painted in a barrage of articles and reports on state-run television as a morally degenerate troublemaker from a bad family.

The ferocity of attacks in news reports from People’s Daily, Continue reading

Activists Forced to Leave Hotels Ahead of Lin Zhao Memorial

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Activists gather to honor Lin Zhao in Suzhou, April 28, 2015.
Photo courtesy of an activist

Activists from across China converged on the eastern city of Suzhou on Tuesday to Continue reading

Liu Linna and Yang Kuang:Love in a time of political protest

c1_518271_620x413A budget hotel in Bangkok’s Chinatown was the stepping stone to a new life in Canada for two activists fleeing Beijing authorities

Liu Linna and Yang Kuang were introduced by mutual friends in 2013. They married that year, but being together proved difficult because of their efforts to highlight human rights abuses. (Photos by Wichan Charoenkiartpakun)

Political activists Liu Linna and Yeung Hung met on Valentine’s Day in China two years ago and their romance blossomed, eventually leading to marriage. Continue reading

China in 2014 through the Eyes of a Human Rights Advocate

By Yaxue Cao, published: December 11, 2014

This time last year, volunteers and I were busy writing and translating articles to prepare for the New Citizens Movement trials. Many Chinese voices were speaking out forcefully against these trials: Continue reading

“Daddy’s ‘Friends’ Are Actually Plainclothes Cops”-Activist Hu Jia’s Family Nightmare

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Zeng Jinyan, the wife of Chinese activist Hu Jia, in March 2006, Beijing.

The essay that follows was written by Zeng Jinyan, Continue reading