Der Spiegel revisits the case of legal activist Ji Sizun, who was detained during the Olympics a year ago after applying to stage a protest in the government-established “protest parks,” and the lawyer, Liu, who is...
by Paulina Hartono | Feb 21, 2009
From Edward Wong of The New York Times: On Monday, a 62-year-old woman named Zhong Ruihua who traveled from southern China to Beijing during the Paralympics to conduct a protest is scheduled to go on trial for disturbing the...
by Liu Yong | Oct 30, 2008
From USA Today: China’s government was so concerned about the possibility of athlete demonstrations in the Beijing Olympics that it created a list of nine U.S. athletes and one assistant coach it thought might cause...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 12, 2008
The New York Times reports on a group of people who traveled to Beijing intending to hold a protest during the Olympics against the unjust loss of property: Some of the group left their hide-out, an apartment in a northern...
by Liu Yong | Aug 30, 2008
From AFP: Two Chinese grandmothers sentenced to re-education through labour for applying to protest during the Olympics will escape punishment as the order has been rescinded, a rights group said Saturday. The Beijing municipal...
by Timothy Lesle | Aug 26, 2008
The PBS Mediashift site has an insider’s account of how a Reporters Without Borders activist broadcast a 20-minute human rights message via FM radio from the Beijing International Media Center, 12 hours before the Olympics...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2008
Eight Americans and a Briton who were serving ten-day sentences for staging pro-Tibet protests during the Olympics have been released, according to the Washington Post: Top diplomats at the U.S. and British embassies earlier in...
by Morgan Figuers | Aug 24, 2008
As Nepalese and Chinese officials met this weekend for diplomatic discussions, Nepal’s Tibetan refugees staged their final protests of the Olympic Games. Nepal houses over 20,000 Tibetan refugees, but has sided with the...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 23, 2008
The Chicago Tribune’s Evan Osnos follows one woman’s quest to prove China’s commitment to free speech during Games: Shortly before the Olympics, the Chinese government announced the creation of special...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 22, 2008
Ten more foreign protesters have been arrested in Beijing, and this time they have been given a ten-day administrative detention order. From the New York Times: Reached by telephone, Public Security Bureau officials declined to...
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