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China Change, September 25, 2021 On December 7 and 8, 2019, twenty or so people – more than half of them human rights lawyers and the rest citizen movement enthusiasts – gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, for a day-and-half informal gathering. It was a mixed affair of chatting, debate, karaoke, lunch, and dinner, and the topics they touched on were current affairs affecting China and the world — Hong Kong, the U.S.-China trade war, human rights cases, and the state of citizen activism. Days following the gathering, on December 13 apparently, the Chinese domestic security police opened an “investigation” of the event with a team called the “1213 Special Case Group” (1213专案组). On December 26, lawyer Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) and at least four participants of […]
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    An Update on the Case of Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping

    Chen Zijuan, September 19, 2021 Born in 1984, Chang Weiping has been an outstanding member of the younger generation of human rights lawyers in China. Starting in 2014, he has represented human rights defenders in areas of free speech, expression of political dissent, religious freedom, anti-discrimination in the workplace and more. For example, he represented Li Wei, a New Citizen …
  • An Open Letter to the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Public Security and Minister Zhao Kezhi

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    Chen Zijuan, August 3, 2021 Dear Ministry of Public Security and Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi, My name is Chen Zijuan (陈紫娟). I graduated from a certain institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and hold a PhD in microbiology. I am the wife of Chang Weiping (常玮平), who is currently incarcerated. My personal information is as follows:ID …
  • Sun Dawu’s Closing Court Statement

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    Sun Dawu, July 28, 2021, in Gaobeidian Court, Baoding City, Hebei Province I thank this court for allowing me the opportunity to present my case. I would like to start with an overview of Dawu Group’s history. Dawu began when my wife raised 50 pigs and 1,000 chickens. I was an army veteran. In 1988 I founded the Dawu Group …
  • Briefing on the Eleventh Day of Dawu Trial — 10 Questions and 10 Answers

    Briefing on the Eleventh Day of Dawu Trial — 10 Questions and 10 Answers

    Dawu Legal Team, July 25, 2021 There is no briefing on the tenth day of the trial. The trial is over and the sentences are announced on July 28, but China Change will go on completing the translation of the Briefings and Sun Dawu’s closing statement. — The Editors July 25, 2021 is the eleventh day of the Dawu trial. …
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