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[Translation by Human Rights in China] I was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment because I reported on a luxurious office building constructed by the Tengzhou Municipal Government and Party Committee in Shandong Province. Since arriving in the Tengzhou Prison on August 8, 2008, I have personally...
February 7, 1965 Born in Zoucheng, Shandong Province. 1993–1995 Worked at odd jobs at Health News , Dashichang Bao , and Technology News in Jining, Shandong, where he learned to write and edit news articles.
Photo courtesy of Qi's lawyer Wang Quanzhang Qi Chonghuai (齐崇怀), a journalist with 14 years of experience, is best known for his exposés on official corruption and social injustice and has been called the “Anti-Corruption Reporter” and “Reporter of Conscience.” The publications he has worked for...
Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China When the tank arrived, the students were sitting in a circle in the center of Tiananmen Square. The opening ceremony of the Democracy University in the Square had begun.
May 15, 1954 Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. 1972–1975 Sent to the countryside in Shimian County, Sichuan Province, as an educated youth. 1975–1978 Studied at Sichuan Medical College. 1978–1989 Worked as a surgeon at a hospital affiliated with the West China University of Medical Sciences. 1989...
Tan Zuoren (谭作人) is a prominent environmental activist and writer from Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Tan is known for compiling a roster of the children who had died in the shoddily-built schoolhouses that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and publishing online a “ Citizens’ Independent...
Translation and Abridgement by Human Rights in China Your Honor and Everyone Present: Today I stand trial before this court, not because I committed a heinous crime, but because I wanted to live as a person or as a citizen—because in these warped times, I had the misfortune of possessing honesty,...
October 2, 1968 Born in Suining, Sichuan Province. September 1987 Enrolled in the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University in Beijing. April–June 1989

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