Zhao Lianhai

Sensitive Words: Ningbo Protests and More

As of October 27, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function): Protests in Ningbo: Thousands in the coastal city are demonstrating against the expansion of a petrochemical...

Internet Activist Wang Lihong Tried in Beijing

Wang Lihong went on trial on Friday, accused of creating a disturbance at a protest outside a Fuzhou courthouse last year. The Guardian’s Tania Branigan described the scene outside Wang’s own trial: Representatives...

Two Journalists Missing, Feared Detained

The Committee to Protect Journalists highlights two disappearances apparently connected to that of Ai Weiwei: Family and colleagues have been unable to reach Caijing magazine journalist Zhang Jialong since the evening of April...

Zhao Lianhai: We Will Not Be Silent

Zhao Lianhai, the parent of a child contaminated from tainted milk powder, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in prison in 2010 for his activism in support of other parents affected by the milk scandal. He was...

Big 2010 Stories Hushed, but Not Forgotten

China Media Project’s Ying Chan summarizes the major news stories in China in 2010 and the limits on Chinese journalists’ ability to reflect on the news: The first hints of trouble for news retrospectives and similar...

China Frees Father Zhao Lianhai Jailed for Milk Protest

Zhao Lianhai, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for leading protests against milk contamination that made his son sick, has been released. A message allegedly written by Mr. Zhao posted online asks for privacy...

Jailed China Milk Campaigner Seeks Medical Parole

Zhao Lianhai, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for his work defending victims of the tainted milk powder, has applied for medical parole after missing the deadline to file an appeal. From AFP: After the...

China Food Safety Activist Given 2 1/2 Years

Zhao Lianhai, a father whose child developed kidney stones from drinking melamine-tainted formula, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges of “causing a serious disturbance” for his efforts to...

Zhao Lianhai, Advocate for Sanlu Victims, Held

Zhao Lianhai, administrator of the website “Home for the Kidney Stone Babies” created after the melamine controversy in Fall 2008, was recently arrested. Via Global Times: The founder of the organization “Home...


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