Li Fangping

Guizhou Journalist Sent on “Forced Vacation”

On November 15th, five brothers and cousins aged between nine and thirteen died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Guizhou dumpster, where they had lit a fire to keep warm. Their deaths prompted a frenzy of soul searching in both...

One Human Rights Lawyer Released; Another Detained

Human rights lawyer Li Fangping has returned home after disappearing Friday, while activists on Twitter are reporting that fellow rights lawyer Li Xiongping has since disappeared. From AP: Li Fangping vanished Friday after...

Human Rights Lawyer Teng Biao Released

Human rights lawyer Teng Biao has been released after almost ten weeks in detention. From the Associated Press: Teng Biao returned home on Friday afternoon but was not able to speak to the media, his wife, Wang Ling, said. She...

China Internet Filter Challenged in Rights Uproar (Updated)

The ongoing saga on the battle on the government requiring pre-installed software for filtering new computers in China (the software dubbed the Green Dam) by July 1, and the netizens and companies that oppose the infringement,...

More Chinese Are Willing to Challenge Legal System

Calum MacLeod writes on the dissolving trust of the Chinese in their own legal system, and the political repercussions that has carried. From USA TODAY: The most daring recent action is a document called Charter 08, signed by...

What China’s Tainted Milk May Not Bring: Lawsuits

From the Christian Science Monitor: Li Fangping, a prominent human rights lawyer, is busy organizing victims of the poisoned infant formula scandal rocking China and offering pro bono help. But he is not planning to sue Sanlu,...



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