Chinese authorities announced on Friday that Chen Guangcheng would be allowed to apply to study abroad, suggesting a possible accommodation of his new wish to spend time in the US. He remains isolated in Beijing’s Chaoyang...
by Paulina Hartono | Feb 24, 2009
Peter Ford from The Christian Science Monitor reports on the closure order on the Beijing-based Yitong lawfirm. At a hearing next week the Yitong law firm, which has been at the center of several high-profile political cases,...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 25, 2007
From The New York Times: Li Jinsong and Li Jianqiang are Chinese trial lawyers who take on difficult political cases, tangle with the police and seek solace in the same religion, Christianity. Li Jianqiang is also deeply involved in the so-called weiquan, or rights defense, movement in China. He lives in Qingdao, in eastern China, […]
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2006
The following is the final version of a piece that ran in today’s Asian Wall Street Journal, written by Beijing-based rights defense lawyers Li Jinsong, Zhang Lihui, Li Fangping, Teng Biao, and Xu Zhiyong: Chen Guangcheng, a blind advocate for the rights of Chinese villagers, recently made headlines around the world when he was sentenced […]
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