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This Issue’s Contributors

January 26, 2011

An Ning (安宁) is a dedicated rights defense attorney.

Albert Ho (何俊仁), a solicitor and a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, is the chairman of the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, the secretary general of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, and chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party.

Kong Lingxi (孔灵犀) is a young inventor. Born in Wuhan in 1984, he was jailed several times in middle school for his ideas. At age 19, he won Wuhan’s Top Ten Inventors award. In 2008 he graduated from Columbia University in New York City. He presently resides in New York.

Emily Lau (刘慧卿) became the first woman to be directly elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 1991, where she has served since then. She is the vice-chairperson of both the Hong Kong Democratic Party and the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China.

Li Rui (李锐) is a former secretary of Mao Zedong, and the former vice minister of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. In 2002, at the 16th Party Congress, Li caused a stir by calling for political reform. He has since been banned by the Propaganda Department from publishing his writings in the media.

Morgan (摩根) is the legal program officer of China Labor Bulletin, a labor rights group based in Hong Kong. In his work, he helps workers in mainland China to bring lawsuits. He has received his legal education in both mainland China and Hong Kong.

Peng Jian (彭剑) is a Chinese lawyer who represented families of tainted milk powder victims in civil claims in mainland China and at the Hong Kong Small Claims Tribunal. He also represented Zhao Lianhai in his “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” case.

Pei Minxin (裴敏欣) is a political scientist, widely published author, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He was previously a senior associate in the China Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a professor at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998.

Teng Biao (滕彪) is a scholar and lecturer at the Law School of the China University of Political Science and Law and practices law at the Beijing Huayi Law Firm, where he is a leading innovator in rights defense law, case strategy, and legal analysis. He has provided counsel in numerous human rights cases, including those of Chen Guangcheng, Hu Jia, and Sun Zhigang.

Yi Ming (懿明) is a rights defender and advocate of democracy from Guangxi, and is a signer of Charter 08. In 2008 he began working full time in rights defense.

This Issue’s Translators

Paul Frank translates from Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and Italian. He lives in a village in the Swiss Alps and can be reached at paulfrank@post.harvard.edu.

J. Latourelle is a Hong Kong based translator and writer who can be reached at jltrlle@gmail.com.

Dusanka Miscevic has worked as a government translator, university professor, and theater coordinator. She currently works as a media and special projects consultant and freelance writer in New York. She can be reached at dusamis@gmail.com