Earlier this month, billionaire agricultural entrepreneur and ouspoken political commentator Sun Dawu was arrested with more than 20 family members and colleagues for “provoking quarrels and disrupting production.”...
by Joseph Brouwer | Nov 20, 2020
Sun Dawu, the entrepreneurial founder of the Dawu Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Group, famed equally for his clear-eyed political commentary as for his business acumen, is the latest prominent Chinese public figure to be...
by Anne Henochowicz | Nov 19, 2020
The CDT Censorship Digest is a monthly round-up of censored speech, propaganda developments, and rights defense in China. We have selected and adapted the most relevant and interesting stories for our English readers. We...
Rights Lawyers: Xu Zhiyong Formally Arrested; Wang Quanzhang Beaten During Prison Term; Yu Wensheng Sentenced
by Samuel Wade | Jun 22, 2020
PEN America reported on Monday that rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong has been formally arrested for inciting subversion, four months after he was found and detained after going into hiding amid a round-up of activists on December 26....
by Sophie Beach | Feb 17, 2020
Activist and lawyer Xu Zhiyong has been detained, almost two months after he went missing following a police round-up of several activists on December 26. For the past 50 days, Xu has been in hiding, though he has continued...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 3, 2020
Following Beijing’s tradition of sentencing high-profile activists, rights lawyers, and dissidents during the week between Christmas and the New Year in an effort to minimize international media attention, more than 12...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 18, 2017
Rights lawyer, civil society activist, and New Citizens’ Movement founder Xu Zhiyong left...
by Josh Rudolph | May 21, 2015
Overseas political news website Boxun obtained a purported memo from a telephone conference of the...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 6, 2015
After being detained on suspicion of “picking quarrels” in October, scholar Guo...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 30, 2014
A joint letter from nine organizations urges President Barack Obama to publicly emphasize human...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 12, 2014
Scholar Guo Yushan, who played an instrumental role in helping Chen Guangcheng escape his house...
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