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Cheng Hai (程海), a lawyer currently disputing his one year suspension from legal practice, leads 38 lawyers in demanding an end to the annual assessment and certification process for lawyers. The statement argues that this certification practice, mandated by the Ministry of Justice, not only...
Petitioner Wu Lijuan from Qianjiang City, Hubei Province, filed complaints against Xiao Tianshu, the Chief of Qianjiang City Public Security Bureau. The hearing took place on January 7, 2015 at the Hanjiang Intermediate People’s Court in Hubei Province. Wu Lijuan raised four points of objection to...
On February 4, 2015, Fan Mugen was tried at the Suzhou Intermediate Court for the “the intentional infliction of injury upon another.” That same day, Wang Yu, one of the lawyers representing him, released a timeline of the case on her Weibo. The timeline chronicles the events of the case, how...
The Occupy Movement Has been a Huge Success Human Rights In China: The conventional view is that, currently, both sides of the protest are at an impasse: Beijing has said it will never withdraw the August 31 Decision by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, and the students are not...
With the peaceful ending of the Occupy Central Movement (OCM), Hong Kong’s struggle for democracy has turned a new page. The two-and-a-half-month-long mass civil disobedience was unprecedented in its scale, epic in its manifestation, and potentially lasting in its impact on Hong Kong’s...
On August 22, 2014, lawyer Cheng Hai received a notice from the Changping District Bureau of Justice in Beijing informing him that the Bureau planned to administratively suspend his license to practice for one year. The reason given for the suspension was that Cheng had “disrupted court order...
On August 22, 2014, lawyer Cheng Hai received a notice from the Changping District Bureau of Justice in Beijing informing him that the bureau planned to administratively suspend his license to practice for one year. The reason given for the suspension was that Cheng had “disrupted court order...
In this urgent appeal, lawyer Liu Jinbin ( 刘金滨 ) calls on the All China Lawyers' Association, prosecutorial organs, and other stakeholders to end the police's unlawful coercive summons of lawyer Chang Weiping in Jiaozuo, Henan. The couple, Xu Youchen ( 许有臣 ) and Zhang Xiaoyu ( 张小玉 ) , who are...
In the morning of July 21, 2014, after lawyer Chang Weiping ( 常玮平 ) was denied a meeting at the Jiaozuo Detention Center with his clients Xu Youchen ( 许有臣 ) and Zhang Xiaoyu ( 张小玉 ) , who were being held on suspicion of intentional homicide, he went to the Zhongzhan police substantion—which is...
On July 7, 2014, Lü Gengsong, member of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee, was criminally detained on suspicion of “subversion of state power.” Ding Xikui, a lawyer with the Mo Shaoping Law Firm in Beijing, was retained by Lü’s family as defense counsel. On July 17, Ding traveled to...

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