A slate of independent candidates for Beijing’s district-level People’s Congress have announced that they are suspending their grassroots campaign due to fears for their personal safety in the wake of police threats and...
Nov 8, 2008
From guardian.co.uk: The family of a leading democracy activist in central China fear he has been detained by the authorities for helping voters, his wife has told the Guardian. Yao Lifa, a teacher and rights campaigner in Hubei...
Jan 7, 2007
From Radio Free Asia’s mandarin service, translated by CDT (pictured is Yao Lifa, former Qianjiang assembly member in Hubei province): Over 20,400 township level officials and 273 county or chu level (ÂéøÂ§ÑÁ∫ß) ones were punished by the Communist party’s discipline authorities last year, according to He Yong (‰ΩïÂãá), deputy secretary of the central discipline committee […]
Jul 27, 2006
From AsiaNews.it: Yao Lifa, a symbol of democratic political activism, was arrested together with another five independent candidates in Hubei. Released after six hours, he called on 900 million Chinese voters not to give into the Party’s fraud and to use their vote. He was trying to challenge the Communist Party’s dominance over local elections […]
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