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Yan Xin: Opposition and the Legitimacy of State Power

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...

China Frees Jailed Hong Kong Journalist (Updated)

Reuters and RTHK are reporting that Straits Times reporter Ching Cheong has been freed from prison: China has freed Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong reporter for Singapore’s Straits Times sentenced to five years for spying for...

In China, Uncovering Crime is Also One

The Chicago Tribune looks at two recent legal cases in China, those of corrupt official Wang Yuexi and imprisoned journalist Lu Gengsong, to examine the inherent contradictions in the current fight against corruption: So in...

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