Tag Archives: Zhengzhou

Tiananmen Protest Veteran on Hunger Strike in Zhengzhou Detention Center

Yu Shiwen with his wife Chen Wei

Yu Shiwen is shown with his wife Chen Wei in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Chen Wei

A Chinese rights activist detained during an event marking the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre two years ago has begun refusing food in protest against his prolonged pretrial detention, sparking fears for his health, his wife and lawyer said. Continue reading

Stanley Yu: China’s most literary cities and most popular books of 2015

red_guards_readingChina has released this year’s stats for book sales, and the results are somewhat surprising. Pretty much all of the cities that made the top ten list of most literary cities were third or second-tier cities located in the south of China. Continue reading

VOA Interview Cited in Case Against Chinese Dissident

201504240924china1Hai Yan

April 23, 2015 3:32 PM

HONG KONG—A Chinese defense lawyer says he has learned that an interview with Voice of America’s Mandarin service is being cited in an indictment against his client, Yu Shiwen, Continue reading

The Zhengzhou Twelve

By China Change, published: June 26, 2014


Apart from Beijing and Guangzhou, the other Chinese city where large-scale arrests of citizen activists and rights lawyers have taken place is Zhengzhou (郑州), midway on the Beijing-Guangzhou transportation artery and the capital of Henan province (河南省). Continue reading