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  • Lawyers and citizens declare hunger strike outside Qixing Detention Center, Jiangsanjiang, Heilongjiang, to protest unlawful detention of rights lawyers and citizens. March 25, 2014.
In the days following the March 21 detention of four lawyers — Jiang Tianyong ( 江天勇 ) , Tang Jitian ( 唐吉田 ) , Wang Cheng ( 王成 ) , and Zhang Junjie ( 张俊杰 ) —and approximately 20 citizens , in Jiansanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province, the authorities rounded up and questioned scores of other lawyers...
On March 21, 2014, four rights defense lawyers, Jiang Tianyong (江天勇), Tang Jitian (唐吉田), Wang Cheng (王成) , and Zhang Junjie (张俊杰) , as well as an unknown number of citizens were detained by police authorities in Jiansanjiang, Heilongjiang Province (黑龙江省建三江). Their detention took place one day after...
Translation by HRIC In China today, the Internet has become a territory of strategic importance. All contenders are abundantly aware of this point and have launched an intense struggle over its control. The Chinese authorities have recently taken multiple steps toward this end. First, they revised...
Wang Quanzhang, a rights lawyer, finally met with a lawyer after having been disappeared for more than three years. The lawyer, Liu Weiguo, reported that that Wang told him that he has suffered “no hard violence.” In the article below, Wang’s wife Li Wenzu reminds us what “no hard violence” means...

In early December 2019, Xu Zhiyong (许志永), Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) and other citizens and lawyers met in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to discuss current affairs and China's future and share their experience in promoting the construction of civil society. On December 26, the authorities started taking away the participants and others involved in the private gathering.

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特问 何时才能真正全面实现“两不愁三保障”?! 陆大春 党中央着力解决“两不愁三保障”突出问题,是党中央实现“全面建成小康社会”的目标。但是,四川省蓬安县,一些说不起话的弱势家庭,在不幸遭遇各种大灾大难时,根本无法及时得到党委政府的任何温暖,即便是有人能到党委政府去为其苦苦哀求,也只是灾后偶尔能得到几百至千元的临时救助,根本无法解决燃眉之急的实际特殊困难问题。比如长期多年以来,城乡群众们因病致贫返贫,有的因费用小病拖大病等死,有的因费用被迫放弃医治,回家等死,有的病人和病属到处沿街跪地乞讨医药费的常见突出问题尚未得到根本改变,一人患大病,全家陷入困境甚至是难以自拔的绝境之中,...
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This notice from the Zhangwan District of Shiyan City in Hubei Province, approximately 300 miles from Wuhan, with a population of 410,000 in the district, was posted on the website of Shiyan City at a little after 9:00 p.m. on February 12, 2020, announcing “Wartime Management and Control” beginning...
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On the afternoon of December 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at the Wuhan Central Hospital, posted two messages in a Wechat group of his medical school classmates: “Seven cases of SARS were diagnosed connection with Huanan Fruit and Seafood Market” and “The latest news is that the...
On January 16, 2020, the " Beijing News " reported that three farmers in Henan were convicted because of their petitioning activities and that their appeal was unsuccessful. In his piece, rights activist Lu Dachun questions the basis of the initial extortion charges against the farmers and their...
Li Qiaochu ( 李翘楚 ), the girlfriend of New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永) , posted an article on Twitter describing the police search of Xu’s home and her home in Beijing on New Year's Eve. When officers came to search Xu’s home, Li was there but Xu was not. Afterwards, they took Li to...

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