In recent years, authorities in China have used the charge of “illegal business...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 6, 2010
BBC reports on political pressure felt by AIDS activist group Aizhixing, whose founder, Wan Yanhai, fled to the U.S. last month: Along with other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Aizhixing says it has recently come under...
by Sophie Beach | May 11, 2010
The Washington Post looks at the recent crackdown on non-governmental organizations and the decision by AIDS activist Wan Yanhai to leave China rather than endure continued harassment of himself and his organization: In the...
by Sophie Beach | May 9, 2010
Prominent AIDS activist Wan Yanhai has moved to the U.S. with his wife and four-year-old daughter to escape harassment from the authorities for his work. AP reports: Wan said he decided to leave because of mounting mental stress...
by Jenny Leung | Jun 11, 2009
The ongoing saga on the battle on the government requiring pre-installed software for filtering new computers in China (the software dubbed the Green Dam) by July 1, and the netizens and companies that oppose the infringement,...
by Liu Yong | Oct 21, 2008
From AFP: Despite hopes the Olympics would improve human rights, China’s crackdown on dissidents before and during the Games has likely set the stage for a lasting period of even tighter controls, government critics say....
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 27, 2006
From Reuters: Chinese police freed an AIDS activist on Monday after holding him for days and forcing him to scrap a planned conference, but four other people were still in custody, a non-governmental organisation said on its Web site. Chinese authorities are wary of organisations they cannot directly control, such as independent activist groups, and […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 25, 2006
From The Guardian: A leading Aids campaigner in China has vanished, feared detained by police, after the authorities ordered him to cancel a conference that was to have looked at the state’s responsibility for infections and blood safety. Wan Yanhai, head of the Aizhi advocacy group, appears to be the third prominent activist to have […]
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