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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...

Trial Scheduled for Chinese Writer – Christopher Bodeen

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 […]

Dissenters Arrested and Beaten in China – Clifford Coonan

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 […]

China (Officially) Arrests Cyber-dissident – AFP

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, […]

Chinese Cyber-dissident Held–rights Group – AFP

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 […]

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