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Politics, Law, and the Case Against Pu Zhiqiang

Reporting on Monday’s trial of leading rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, The New York Times’ Edward Wong described the trial’s context amid efforts to chill civil society and subjugate the law. Pu was charged with inciting ethnic hatred and picking quarrels on the basis of seven Weibo posts (translated in full at China Change). The trial was marked by an aggressive security presence

December 16, 2015 6:45 PM

Pu Zhiqiang, Plainclothes, & Human Rights Diplomacy

Leading rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stood trial in Beijing on Monday, charged with inciting ethnic hatred and picking quarrels on the basis of seven Weibo posts. Outside the courthouse, police and men in plain clothes aggressively confronted protesters and journalists, forcefully preventing diplomats from the U.S. and E.U. from reading statements. At China Real Time, Josh Chin

December 16, 2015 12:21 AM