Wu Qing, Chinese People’s Deputy Also Advocate for Civil Rights

From VOA News:

Wu Qing is serving her seventh term as an elected representative in a district People’s Congress in Beijing, yet she is not a typical people’s deputy. In a country where political dissent is censored and human rights activists are often detained, she carries around a copy of the Chinese constitution and feels free to criticize the government.

In this week’s installment of VOA’s Making a Difference, we report that the people’s representative also works as a teacher to empower rural women and bring the country close to the rule of law.

Retired university professor Wu Qing is 72 years old, but she still knows how to command the attention of a class. On this day, she teaches women who want to start or expand their own business, at the Rural Women Training School in Beijing.

July 22, 2009 7:43 PM
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Categories: Human Rights, Law, Politics