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On September 26, 2018, the Hubei Provincial High People’s Court upheld a lower court’s ruling on veteran rights activist Qin Yongmin’s case: conviction of subversion of state power, a 13-year prison term, and three years of post-release deprivation of political rights. Qin was detained on March 30...
On July 10, Qin Yongmin, 64, veteran democracy activist, a cofounder of the China Democracy Party and founder of China Human Rights Watch, is sentenced to 13 years in prison for “subversion of state power.” The court’s ruling details the government’s accusations against Qin Yongmin: writing a large...
This account describes the experience of the writer and other rights defenders from different areas in the country who intended to going to Wuhan to apply to attend the trial of Qin Yongmin. Some activists were intercepted in their local areas, and the others who arrived at the court were...
[Zhu Yufu] In the statement (in Chinese), the Beijing-based dissident Zha Jianguo denounced the heavy prison term given to Zhu Yufu, the Zhejiang based dissident who was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of deprivation of political rights for “inciting subversion of state power.”...
[Zhu Yufu] On February 10, 2012, the Zhejiang based dissident was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of deprivation of political rights. The verdict states that he committed the following crimes: First, he operated as a member of the illegal China Democratic Party to fundraise for...
[Chen Wei] Sichuan dissident Chen Wei, recently sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment on for "inciting subversion of state power," was taken to prison before meeting with his family, a meeting that the authorities had promised to grant. Wang Xiaoyan, Chen's wife, said that not being able to see...
My Life in Prison: Memoirs of a Chinese Political Dissident Jiang Qisheng Translated by Professor James Erwin Dew and edited by Naomi May With a foreword by Professor Andrew Nathan and an introduction by Professor Perry Link Rowman & Littlefield Publishers February 16, 2012 Hardcover: 200 pages
May 8, 1968 Born in Suining, Jiangsu Province. September 1987 Enrolled in Jinling Vocational College in Nanjing. 1990
Photo courtesy of the family Guo Quan (郭泉), born in 1968, was raised in a revolutionary family: relatives in his parents’ generation were all members in the Communist Party of China (CPC). From a young age, he displayed a love of learning and had broad interests. After entering the work force, he...

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