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Nearly a year ago, on November 28, 2016, Sichuan rights activist Huang Qi (黄琦) was detained by police in Chengdu and formally arrested the following month on suspicion of “illegally providing state secrets abroad.” Huang, a founder of 64 Tianwang Human Rights Center, has been in custody without a...
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[Translation by Human Rights in China] I haven’t seen Huang Qi for three months. Originally, I had planned to see him after reviewing the case files. But after all this waiting, the permission to review the files never came. Although I haven’t been able to read the files, I still have to inform...
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In the morning on November 6, 2017, lawyer Sui Muqing went to the Mianyang Municipal Detention Center to meet with Huang Qi, accompanied by Huang’s mother and three volunteers from 64tianwang.com. When they arrived, Huang Qi was being questioned in connection with the complaint he filed regarding...
Sichuan human rights activist Huang Qi’s defense lawyer, Sui Muqing, had agreed on a time to examine the procuratorate’s case files, but the day before, the procuratorate gave notice that they had canceled the review due to a business trip. Given that the previous time they had illegally refused to...
After Huang Qi, director of 64 Tianwang website, was arrested for “illegally leaking state secrets abroad,” his 84-year-old mother Pu Wenqing once again urges the Chinese government in this open letter to release her son for medical treatment on humanitarian grounds. Huang Qi—who has been suffering...
From Voice of America, “ 美学者:新国安法旨在维护中共权力垄断 ” 中共党史专家高文谦认为,新国安法出台并没有显示出乎意料的地方:“随着中国整个政治形势的全面收紧,这不过是具体的有针对性的行动。它当然跟习近平整个执政思路是走回头路、重新拧紧从江泽民时代以来已经慢慢放松的社会控制有关;同时又与中共面对的尖锐的社会矛盾、内外交困的局面有关。他必须全面收紧,他知道再往前走政权难保。” 高文谦认为,新国安法的核心就是维护中共核心利益和统治,“这是压倒一切的国家安全,习近平上台后摆在第一位的就是政治安全,所谓政治安全就是共产党的党国制度不容动摇。” 高文谦指出,...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] See Chinese original . The concept of China's state security has achieved unprecedented political heights with the National Security Law recently passed by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, the suite of laws that have already been...
An appeal by Ding Zilin (丁子霖) , a founding member of the Tiananmen Mothers, to the Chinese authorities to conclude the trial of Gao Yu (高瑜), the widely admired veteran journalist. Gao, 70, was tried in November 2014 for leaking an internal Communist Party document, and faces a life sentence. The...
A set of rules aimed at countering the “abuse” of information obtained by news personnel in the course of news gathering and other related professional activities went into effect on June 30, 2014. (See HRIC’s English translation below.) The rules, issued by the State Administration of Press,...
On March 1, the Regulations on the Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets will go into effect. When first announced on February 2, the Xinhua News Agency presented them as “an effort to boost government transparency.” However, the regulations, read...

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