The Precarious Lives of China’s Rights Lawyers

At The Atlantic, Thomas Stevenson describes the personal and professional risks faced by China’s rights lawyers, often with little reward in terms of money or courtroom victories. Mr. Wen is an earnest man in his early 30s...

Ching Kwan Lee: Rights Activism in China

Ching Kwan Lee teaches sociology at University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently studying both rights activism in China and Chinese investments in Africa. She writes in the Contexts.org: For the better part of the...

Video: Prisoner in Freedom City – Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan

Late December 2007, China’s leading human rights activist Hu Jia was arrested at his apartment, located in a residential area called “Freedom City”, in Beijing. The Boston Globe reported: “Before arriving, they cut his phone lines and Internet connection so that he would be unable to alert his friends in China and abroad.” British TV […]

Weiquan, Fandong, Falun Gong – LFC

From Letters From China blog: Five Chinese lawyers and legal scholars failed to attend the conference “Rights Protection (Weiquan) Lawyers and the Rule of Law in China” held in the University of Hong Kong, Sing Tao reported. Johannes Chan, Dean of the Faculty of Law of HKU, read out a letter written by a mainland […]

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