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On the one-year anniversary of her death, Human Rights in China remembers and honors Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) , a tireless advocate of government transparency and greater citizen participation in China’s human rights processes. Cao died in a Beijing hospital in March 2014 after six months in detention for...
Without holding hearings, the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court ruled against the appeals by citizen activists Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and Zhang Baocheng ( 张宝成 ) and upheld their first-instance verdicts. They were both found guilty of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” (...
Four citizen activists involved in public calls for high-ranking officials to reveal their assets in 2013 have each been found guilty of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” Two of them— Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) and Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) — were accused of planning street actions in...
Activist Zhao Changqing's lawyer, Zhang Peihong, said in his defense arguments delivered at the Haidian District Court in Beijing that the very fact he must defend Zhao Changqing in court is a double insult to people's intelligence and the law. Zhang argued that the acts for which Zhao has been...
Since the Chinese government began its crackdown on the New Citizens Movement in March 2013, dozens of citizens who have actively promoted or participated in the movement have been arrested. To remember these activists who are behind bars for their common pursuit of democracy and freedom in China,...
Prior to the start of the 12th National People's Congress, the lawyers of Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, Zhao Changqing , and other activists—who have been prosecuted for their participation in the New Citizens Movement—as well as domestic intellectuals, business people, and journalists, jointly issued an...
Wed, Jan 22 Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court Xu Zhiyong (许志永) Charged with and convicted of gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place (聚众扰乱公共场所秩序). Sentenced to four years' imprisonment . Thurs, Jan 23 Beijing Municipal Haidian District Court Zhao Changqing (赵常青)...
At his trial at the Haidian District Court in Beijing today, veteran activist Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) dismissed his two defense lawyers on the ground that serious procedural violations by the prosecution and the court had made it impossible for him to have a fair trial and for his lawyers to mount...
A little more than two hours into his trial at the Haidian District Court in Beijing today, veteran activist Zhao Changqing dismissed his two defense lawyers on the ground that serious procedural violations by the prosecution and the court have made it impossible for him to have a fair trial and...
This reflection was written when the author, Xiao Guozhen, was fasting for one day on January 4, 2014, as part of an international hunger strike relay to commemorate June Fourth victims. The hunger strike relay is part of the Tianxia Weicheng campaign, which was kicked off in the United States on...

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