Tag Archives: Chen Guangcheng

Lawyer Si Weijiang’s Statement Regarding Chen Kegui’s Case

The blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng’s nephew Chen Kegui, charged with “intentional injury,” was tried and sentenced on November 30. On December 1, his lawyer Si Weijiang (斯伟江), who had been prevented by the authorities from serving his client, issued the … Continue reading

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Mo Yan, According to You — Part One

The disparaging of Mo Yan began before the Nobel Prize for Literature was announced on October 11 when rumor had it that Mo Yan was this year’s favorite. With the exception of the literarily versed, the criticism wasn’t based on … Continue reading

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How soft suppression may be benefiting activists

Yesterday we looked at three soft suppression tactics commonly used in China to end confrontations before they come to a head. These concepts from recent papers by  Kevin O’Brien and Rachel Stern were: using family members to negotiate with protesters, often with threats … Continue reading

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