China Democracy Party



Yan Xin: Opposition and the Legitimacy of State Power

Writer and activist Lü Gengsong (吕耿松), a longtime advocate for the banned China Democracy Party, was detained in July of 2014. He was formally arrested a month later for “subversion of state power,” which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. A Hangzhou court found him...

Subversion vs. Inciting Subversion

By popular demand, Siweiluozi clarifies the distinction between the crimes of “subversion of state power” (颠覆国家政权罪) and “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪). The two are often confused, most...

Chinese Democracy Activist Sentenced To 6 Years

From AP: A 65-year-old democracy activist who tried to set up an opposition party in China has been sentenced to six years in jail, a human rights group said Thursday. A court in Hangzhou, a prosperous city in eastern Zhejiang...

China Grants Parole to Democracy Activist – AP

From AP via the Washington Post (link): A Chinese democracy activist has been paroled after more than six years in prison for helping form a political party seeking to challenge the communists’ monopoly on power, a fellow activist said Friday. A co-founder of the China Democracy Party, Zhu Zhengming, was freed this week, nearly four […]

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