At The New York Times, author Murong Xuecun describes the erosion of the government’s former...
by Anne Henochowicz | May 13, 2013
The death of 22-year-old Yuan Liya, who fell from the Jingwen shopping center on May 3, has been deemed a suicide by the Beijing police. In disbelief, hundreds protested last week calling for the surveillance footage of Yuan’s...
by Mengyu Dong | Jul 25, 2012
Hunan activist Xiao Yong has been sentenced without trial to reform-through-labor after opposing government handling of fellow dissident Li Wangyang’s death. He had already earned frequent flyer membership in China’s police...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 13, 2012
A month-long investigation of the death of Hunan labour activist Li Wangyang has upheld the official explanation of suicide, but suspicion of foul play remains. Supporters say that Li was in no frame of mind to take his own...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jul 2, 2012
As of July 1, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user”...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 20, 2012
The South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s premier English language newspaper, has come under fire for allegedly censoring a story about the death of dissident Li Wangyang, who was found hanged under suspicious...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 7, 2012
After labor activist Li Wangyang was found dead in his hospital room, his family and supporters in China and around the world have called for an investigation into his death. While hospital and security officials have said Li...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 6, 2012
Prominent labor activist Li Wangyang was found dead in his hospital room in Shaoyang, Hunan Province. Hospital and security officials declared his death a suicide, but his family is questioning the official explanation. Li was...
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