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...
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by Samuel Wade | May 12, 2019
Last week brought the 100th anniversary of the start of the May Fourth movement, a pivotal moment...
by Josh Rudolph | Oct 12, 2017
Conservative UK human rights activist Benedict Rogers, who worked as a journalist for five years...
by Josh Rudolph | May 4, 2017
In an essay shared on WeChat last month, investigative journalist Jiang Xue (江雪) commented on the increasingly tight restrictions on speech amid continuing security and ideological crackdowns by the Xi administration. The essay...
by anminda | Mar 23, 2017
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) reviews the world’s biggest Internet and telecommunications companies...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 7, 2016
After beginning the third reading of the draft last week, the National People’s Congress...
by Josh Rudolph | Jun 6, 2016
Last Saturday marked the 27th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 8, 2016
Four activists have been sentenced to jail on charges of “inciting subversion of state...
by Josh Rudolph | Mar 8, 2016
As the ongoing “Two Sessions” meetings of the National People’s Congress (NPC)...
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