Category Archives: Rule of Law

Appeal to Immediately Free Seven Citizens Criminally Detained for Calling for Asset Disclosure


April 18, 2013 As of noon today (April 18, Beijing Time), at least seven citizens in Beijing have been criminally detained for demanding asset disclosure by government officials. Around noon today, the family of Mr. Zhao Changqing (赵常青) received a … Continue reading

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Vaginas in Wrath: Face to Face with Masanjia Woman’s Labor Camp, by Ai Xiaoming


Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明) is a professor of Chinese modern literature at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. In recent years she’s best known for her participation in social movements and documentary making. Her work includes Three Days in Wukan (乌坎三日), The … Continue reading

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Ten-Year Old Girl Appeals for Help from China’s First Lady


In my recent blog “Lock Up and Lock Down” about crackdowns on dissidents and activists during the Two Meetings, I mentioned an incident about a ten-year-old girl whose father is a dissident in Hefei, Anhui (安徽合肥): “In a particularly egregious … Continue reading

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