Tag Archives: Xu Zhiyong


Xu Zhiyong1Pen name               

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1973-03-02

Birth place              Minquan County, Shangqiu City, Henan Province

Resident place         Beijing City Continue reading

Chang Ping: We’d Be Satisfied With Any Government!

Published: October 1, 2015

“Why would the results of a poll conducted by a neutral, respected polling organization tally so closely with the propaganda of a totalitarian government?”

Can it be that 92.8% of Chinese poll respondents are truly satisfied with the Chinese central government, and that among these, 37.6% are “extremely satisfied”? For over a decade, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Continue reading

China’s Independent NGOs Face Hard Times

A translation of a VOA report in Chinese, published: March 11, 2015

Professor Xia Min of CUNY: “Xi’s fear is exactly that the maturing of civil society will organically provide, with the organizing capacity and solidarity within Chinese society, a platform for the building of political parties.”

A documentary produced by the well-known investigative journalist Chai Jing, Continue reading

Guo Yushan:Civil Disobedience in Sodom – A Letter to Xu Zhiyong

Published: August 10, 2013

That government, powerful as it was, didn’t scare me into doing anything unjust.

— Ascribed to Socrates by Plato in The Apology


Congratulations for having been put in jail.

I have been worrying that, if they leave you free after arresting so many of your friends in the New Citizens’ Movement, how viciously they would have put you in an unjust position. Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao:A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Nightmare

July 31, 2013

While the rule of law is far from perfect in Russia, in China it remains a foreign concept.


Human rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong and Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao: Offshore Leaks Trigger Wave of Fear

by Tienchi Martin-Liao / February 12, 2014

Did China imprison activists and dissident writers to divert attention from corruption scandal?

Xu Zhiyong and Hu Jia Supporters Continue reading

US Group To Honor Two Jailed Chinese Dissidents


An undated file photo of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
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Two prominent jailed Chinese dissidents will be presented with an award by a U.S.-based non-government group to mark the 25th anniversary of the bloody Continue reading

Democracy Award for Liu Xiaobo And Xu Zhiyong


Xiao and Xu(1)Above: Liu Xiaobo(left), and Xu Zhiyong, both imprisoned human rights activists in China, will receive the 2014 Democracy Award.

The Democracy Award is given annually by the National Endowment for Democracy’s Board of Directors to recognize the courageous and creative work of individuals and Continue reading