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Subversion vs. Inciting Subversion

By popular demand, Siweiluozi clarifies the distinction between the crimes of “subversion of state power” (颠覆国家政权罪) and “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪). The two are often confused, most...

Snitching for China Leads to Sorrow and Exile

The AP follows up on the saga of Li Yuzhou, who informed on four young activists known as the New Youth Study Group, resulting in their lengthy prison terms. Li is now in Thailand, facing deportation back to China: Li’s...

Freelance writer jailed

The BBC and the AP have reported on the arrest of freelance journalist and Internet essayist Liu Shui, who has been sentenced without trial to two years of “custody and education” in Shenzhen. The original news release from the Committee to Protect Journalists is here. Many of Liu Shui’s writings (in Chinese) are available here. […]

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