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Detained Activist’s Kafkaesque Nightmare

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...

After 5 Months, China to Try Would-Be Protester

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...

Protester Sentenced In China

From The International Herald Tribune: A legal advocate who was arrested after applying to hold a legal protest in Beijing during the Olympics in August has been sentenced to three years in prison, said a lawyer who has been...

China 2008: Human Rights

This next installment in the CDT series on important issues facing China in 2008 concerns the state of human rights in China.  See also these previous China 2008 articles: China and the Developing World, Nationalism, Internet...

China Listed U.S. Athletes As Possible Troublemakers

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...

Demonstration Parks Cease to Function

According to a Xinhua news report, the three demonstration parks in Beijing will officially cease to function after having serve its purpose during the two Olympic games. The three parks in downtown Beijing designated as...

Post-Olympic Stress Disorder

The Economist writes about a spate of protests that have sprung up after the Olympics concluded, including one in a Beijing suburb by residents angered by the stench from a local landfill: The authorities take a dim view of...

Busted in Beijing

Vanity Fair interviews two American activists who were arrested in Beijing after participating in pro-Tibet protests during the Olympics: For years, Watterberg has lived a double life. By trade, he’s a bartender and rocker in...

Artist Tells About Chinese Ordeal

James Powderly, the artist activist recently arrested in Beijing for participating in pro-Tibet protests, talks about his experience in Beijing for Artnet News: The real cloak-and-dagger part of Powderly’s adventure began when...

Inside Look at Pirate Radio Broadcast in Beijing

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...

Elevate China-Nepal Ties to New High: Prachanda

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...

US Urges China to Release Eight Americans

From AFP: The United States on Saturday urged China to release immediately eight American nationals detained after pro-Tibet protests in Beijing during the Olympic Games. “We have asked for their immediate release and are...

Video: Petitioner Arrested by Police

From Radio Free Asia: According to Beijing police, 149 people filed 77 applications for permits to protest. But, police say, 74 of them were “withdrawn.” Two were suspended, and one was rejected. In this exclusive...

10 Foreign Protesters Detained in Beijing

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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