Tag Archives: Human Rights Defender

Veteran Chinese Rights Activist Qin Yongmin Being Probed For ‘Subversion’

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Qin Yongmin, in an undated photo.
Courtesy of Qin Yongmin

A veteran Chinese dissident who has been held in detention at an unknown location since January now faces subversion charges, while his wife remains “disappeared,” fellow activists told RFA on Tuesday.

Wuhan-based dissident Qin Yongmin, who Continue reading

‘I Am Pregnant, But There’s Nobody to Look After Me’

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A plainclothes officer blocks the door from the inside of Zhang Haitao’s home in Urumqi, February 2015.
Photo courtesy of Zhang Haitao

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang detained prominent rights activist Zhang Haitao on June 26, charging him with “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.”

His wife, Li Aijie, who is pregnant with the couple’s child, Continue reading

Chinese Police Freeze Bank Accounts of Online Free Speech Activist

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Activist Wu Gan stages protest outside Jiangxi High Court, May 19, 2015.
Photo courtesy of Boxun

Authorities in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian have frozen the bank accounts of the wife of activist Wu Gan, who now faces Continue reading

Teng Biao: What will this crackdown on activists do to China’s nascent civil society?

Even the renowned rights lawyer Pu Zhiquiang has been caught up in the arrests since 2012. But the democratic push won’t stop

Chinese-human-rights-lawy-010Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang

Pu Zhiqiang speaking to reporters at the Chongqing higher people’s court in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality, 28 December 2012. Photograph: Yongping Xu/EPA Continue reading

Cao Shunli:Sanctioning China, Saving Lives

The death of a Chinese activist should spur Washington to act against Beijing’s abuses.

In this March 23, 2013 photo and released by Pablo Diez, Continue reading

How China’s Censorship Harms U.S. Media, Companies, and Investors

May 19, 2014

written by Sarah CookSenior Research Analyst for East Asia

The Chinese regime’s never-ending struggle to suppress information that could threaten its grip on power keeps citizens in the dark on topics of vital importance. But it has also taken a growing toll on U.S. media attempting to report on the world’s second-largest economy, and directly affected other businesses operating in China, with real consequences for U.S. investors.

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