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This article says that one can wait for the collapse of the Communist regime, since its resources are already exhausted, but one should not wait for civil society in China to come—one must begin building it now. Li says that the criminal detention of Xu Zhiyong and some 40 other citizens marks a...
In this open letter , a representative of the evictees from the Dongbakuai neighborhood in Shanghai makes the following requests to the Hines Interests Limited Partnership, which recently won a bid to develop the controversial site: urge the Shanghai government to provide proper housing to resettle...
Xu Zhiyong: “I call on everyone to be a citizen, a forthright citizen who exercises their civil rights guaranteed under the Constitution and fulfills a citizen’s civic duty, promotes educational equality so that children of migrants may take college entrance exams at locations other than their...
Sun Lin, activist and freelance journalist, interviews four elderly women, average age 72.5 years old, who have been staging a sit-in in front of the Foreign Affairs Ministry for more than 40 days to call for open government information and citizen participation in drafting China’s human rights...
Li Huaping provides an update to a recently launched campaign to channel relief, through a watch group, to detained citizens, including money to be used for improving detainees’ food in detention centers and to assist family members to pay for detainees’ legal defense.
This open letter , circulated by AIBO AIDS Relief Law Network, thanks the Guangdong government for abolishing provisions in the Standards for Physical Examinations of Applicants for Teacher Credentials in Guangdong Province [广东省教师资格申请人员体格检查标准], which prevented people living with HIV/AIDs from...
Xu Zhiyong in detention, July 24, 2013 Sources told Human Rights in China that a lawyer met with detained rights activist and advocate for the New Citizens’ Movement Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永) in the afternoon of July 24. The lawyer was retained by Xu’s family, following the authorities’ harassment of his...
A Twitter message sent out by Teng Biao ( 滕彪) , lawyer and rights activist, says he and rights activist Hu Jia ( 胡佳) have been released from custody. According to HRIC sources and information available online, in the evening of July 25, 2013, Teng and Hu were taken away by Domestic Security...
Liu Weiguo, lawyer of detained rights activist Xu Zhiyong, submitted eight applications for open government information, seven to the Daxing branch of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, and one to the Daxing Finance Bureau of Beijing. The information requested includes: the legal basis...
Luo Shengchun, wife of detained rights defense lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ), said in an open letter to the Beijing Public Security Bureau and the Beijing Procuratorate that her husband was criminally detained because he advocated for public disclosure of officials’ assets. Although the authorities...

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