Chen Guangcheng’s Supporters Face Reprisals

While Chen Guangcheng remains under guard in Beijing’s Chaoyang Hospital, awaiting permission to travel with his family to the United States, a broad range of reprisals have been visited upon his family and supporters...

Records of “Drinking Tea”

In two posts at Seeing Red in China, Yaxue Cao presents an overview of over 30 accounts of “tea drinking”—interviews, typically conducted by State Security police or ‘guobao’ 国保—from the Chinese-language...

US Citizen Ge Xun Beaten & Interrogated in Beijing

At Seeing Red in China, Yaxue Cao translates Ge Xun’s account of his recent detention and deportation (Part 2 here). Having travelled to Beijing for his mother’s funeral, Ge was held for 21 hours and violently...

Detained Rights Lawyer Interrogated about Sex Life

Despite suggesting that, for the sake of her safety, she would be less outspoken online, Shanghai rights lawyer Li Tiantian has been tweeting at a ferocious rate since her reappearance on May 26th. A number of her posts describe...

Interrogation at Guantanamo Bay Inspired by Chinese Techniques

Scott Shane at The New York Times reports: The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques” for possible use...



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