In 2016, citizen journalist Lu Yuyu and his girlfriend at the time Li Tingyu, were formally arrested after having been detained for over a month. The two had been chronicling “mass incidents”—the official name given...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 25, 2020
Zhang Zhan, a rights activist, citizen journalist, and former lawyer, has been arrested on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” after being detained for over a month by the Shanghai police....
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 3, 2020
Following Beijing’s tradition of sentencing high-profile activists, rights lawyers, and dissidents during the week between Christmas and the New Year in an effort to minimize international media attention, more than 12...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 21, 2019
In the latest development in a continuing crackdown on civil society activism and workers rights...
by zctph48 | Jul 18, 2018
Under President Xi, censorship has expanded in scope and is increasingly impacting areas such as...
by zctph48 | Jul 12, 2018
On Tuesday, one of China’s last remaining liberal think-tanks, Unirule, was evicted from its...
by Sophie Beach | May 11, 2018
On May 12, 2008, a devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Wenchuan, Sichuan and the surrounding...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 18, 2017
Rights lawyer, civil society activist, and New Citizens’ Movement founder Xu Zhiyong left...
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