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The Peking University professor and advocate of judicial reform in China says in this handwritten short essay, “Without press freedom, not only would the people’s livelihood be difficult, there would be no trust in government, let alone the possibility of a capable modern governance system.” 贺卫方:...
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In her statement, Shi Minglei, the wife of Cheng Yuan, the public interest advocate facing charges of “subversion of state power,” cites serious factual inaccuracies in the article, "The Cheng Yuan I know" (谈谈我认识的程渊). She states that the article maliciously links, without evidence, the arrest of...
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The group’s appeals include the following: the protection of fundamental human rights in the course of epidemic prevention and control; the establishment by the National People’s Congress of a special investigative commission that includes independent professional and organizations to conduct a...

In early December 2019, Xu Zhiyong (许志永), Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) and other citizens and lawyers met in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to discuss current affairs and China's future and share their experience in promoting the construction of civil society. On December 26, the authorities started taking away the participants and others involved in the private gathering.

No one had expected that the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan more than a month ago would quickly turn into the disaster of the century, spreading across China and to the world. The authorities first covered up the epidemic, created a flourishing scene of happiness and prosperity,...
Li Qiaochu ( 李翘楚 ), the girlfriend of New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永) , posted an article on Twitter describing the police search of Xu’s home and her home in Beijing on New Year's Eve. When officers came to search Xu’s home, Li was there but Xu was not. Afterwards, they took Li to...
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1989年6月5日凌晨写到2009年六四20周年。这个9场话剧以北京大学研究生、香港记者“自由女人”,偶遇只身挡坦克的英雄王维林为主线,与天安门广场现场总指诨蔡芝炅和副总指挥从迪芬20年间的恩爱情仇这根线交相辉映,剧中提到参与营救六四被通缉学生和其他人士的黄雀行动的香港支联会主席司徒华和商人“六哥”陈达钲等人。觉得应当用倒逼的方式,把我的意见能通过戏剧表现出来,能帮助现在的决策者吧,党内的开明人士及早地解决问题,及早地卸掉这个包袱。这是我的初衷,也是我的最终目标。”——沙叶新,本书作者,剧作家

 

 

Lawyers' March for Judicial Independence, June 27, 2014

A statement in the white paper requiring judges to be patriotic also prompted a strong reaction from Hong Kong’s legal community. On June 27, 2014, more than 1,000 Hong Kong lawyers—as many as 1,800 by some estimates—marched to protest what they saw as Beijing’s interference in Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

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