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Independent People’s Congress Election Hopeful Jailed in China’s Jiangxi

Members of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee vote during their closing meeting in Beijing

Members of China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee vote during their closing meeting in Beijing, July 1, 2015. Xinhua

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi have detained an activist who tried to run as an independent candidate in elections to his local People’s Congress. Continue reading

Author on Trial in China’s Jiangxi Over ‘Brainwashing’ Book

2015-10-30

84e47fd2-2681-4ce8-8f73-bf15e1d8ed13Author and filmmaker Fu Zhibin is shown in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Independent Chinese PEN Center

A court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi on Friday wrapped up a one-day trial of an outspoken author and Internet commentator on charges of “running an illegal business,” his lawyer said.

Fu Zhibin, 51, stood trial at the Qingshanhu District People’s Court in the provincial capital Nanchang alongside two unnamed print workers and an assistant.

“We argued that Fu Zhibin is not guilty of running an Continue reading