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Tang Jingling (唐荆陵) was formally arrested on June 20, 2014, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪) and is currently being held at Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center (广州市第一看守所). He was first criminally detained on May 16, 2014 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] 1 The Chinese Spring Festival in 2018 came late. February 15 was the anniversary of Mr. Edgar Snow's death, also Lunar New Year’s Eve. This happened to be a time of long holidays, when people were either busy preparing meals for family reunions at home or out...
The Statement, drafted by Zhou Zhirong, a veteran democracy activist from Hunan, raises the question whether the police designation of Li Wangyong’s death as suicide is a cover up. The statement calls upon both the international community and civil society groups to form a committee to investigate...

In June 1989, the Chinese authorities ended a peaceful protest movement by ordering a military crackdown that killed an untold number of unarmed civilians.

Over the past quarter century since the June Fourth crackdown, HRIC has provided advocacy support and solidarity to individuals and groups—particularly the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of family members of June Fourth victims and survivors—who have worked to hold the Chinese authorities accountable for their violence against unarmed and peaceful civilians.

Excerpted from Global Post : GAO WENQIAN worked as a communist party scholar of Chinese history when he witnessed the protests and crackdown. He is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary . Gao believes the Chinese government will have to face the consequences of its actions...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from informed sources that Chongqing veteran dissident Xu Wanping ( 许万平 ) was released today after serving nine years of a 12-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power.” Xu was released today at 6:30 a.m. and taken to his home by prison...
Excerpted from The Earth Times : Several rights groups joined the Tiananmen Mothers on Wednesday in pushing the Chinese government to account for its actions and release prisoners still held for taking part in the 1989 demonstrations. "The Chinese government must stop whitewashing the history of...
Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao , Issue No. 200. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at http://www.huaxiabao.org .
Zhao Changqing —one of the "ten gentlemen of Beijing calling for disclosure of officials’ assets”—is going to prison for the fourth time. The first time was in 1989, when he was arrested because of his activities in Democracy Movement. He was imprisoned again in 1998 and 2002 because he ran for...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] On the afternoon of February 2, 2015, the Tiananmen Mothers in Beijing gathered for their annual Spring Festival reunion activities. They once again reserved four tables, but the number of attendees this year was clearly smaller than in prior years, to the...

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