Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Human, Rights

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist  comments on the recent detention of filmmaker as well as the ongoing house arrest of , wife of Nobel laureate , and others fighting for human rights in China. The cartoon depicts the characters for “human rights” (人权). However, the character 人, or human/person, is being squashed by 权, which means rights but also power. In Crazy Crab’s words: “Like or Du Bin, every Chinese citizen who is fighting for his rights will face political repression. However they stand straight and never give up.”

Human, Rights by Crazy Crab of for CDT:


Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series.

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