Writer and activist Lü Gengsong (吕耿松), a longtime advocate for the banned China Democracy Party,...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 14, 2008
Edward Cody reports in today’s Washington Post: An activist who helped organize a petition complaining that Chinese want “human rights, not the Olympics” will be tried for inciting subversion against the state,...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 4, 2008
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...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 22, 2008
From Reuters, via Christian Science Monitor: A Chinese dissident writer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday at the opening of his trial to charges of “inciting subversion of state power” over essays he wrote criticizing the state, his lawyer and his wife said. Lü Gengsong was detained last August. “Lü Gengsong penned 226 essays. In one […]
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 18, 2008
From The Associated Press: A Chinese dissident writer who penned essays about local corruption will face trial next week on subversion charges, his wife said Friday. Lu Gengsong, who will appear Tuesday at No. 1 Intermediate Court in the eastern city of Hangzhou on Tuesday, was arrested late last summer and indicted on charges of […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 2, 2007
The Independent reports on how dissidents are spending their days in the run-up to the 17th Party Congress: Li Heping, a prominent lawyer, was reportedly abducted at the weekend by plain-clothed security officers who put a hood over his head and drove him in an unmarked car to a basement. He he was stripped and […]
by Zhaohua Li | Oct 1, 2007
More than a month after he was “detained” by police in Zhejiang, Internet activist and anti-eviction crusader Lu Gengsong (ÂêïËÄøÊùæ ) has now been officially arrested and charged with a familiar crime. Via Google News: China has formally arrested writer and cyber-dissident Lu Gengsong, a former lecturer turned activist, on suspicion of subverting state power, […]
by Kate Zhao | Aug 26, 2007
From AFP via inquirer.net: Chinese cyber-dissident Lu Gengsong, a former lecturer turned activist, has been detained by police in eastern Zhejiang province , a rights watchdog group said Sunday. Lu, 51, was picked up at his home on Friday in the city of Hangzhou as part of a crackdown ahead of this year’s Communist party […]
CDT in the News
- The Philadelphia Inquirer – China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers
- Mind Matters – For Five Days There Was Free Expression in China
- Hoover Institution – Xiao Qiang On China’s Model Of Digital Authoritarianism
- New York Times – In China, an App Offered Space for Debate. Then the Censors Came.
- Taiwan CNA – China blocks Clubhouse, official media say “anti-China has nothing to do with free speech”