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Zhang Xuezhong, translated by Andréa Worden, May 18, 2020 Zhang Xuezhong (张雪忠), born in 1976, was a law professor at China East University of Political Science and Law. In May 2013, he was the first academic to disclose the “seven speak-nots” (later known as Document No. 9), an order of the Communist Party circulated in Chinese academia that banned discussion of universal values, freedom of speech, civil society, civil rights, the historical errors of the Chinese Communist Party, crony capitalism, and judicial independence. Zhang was fired by his university later that year. Zhang is also a human rights lawyer who has represented dissidents, but his practice was short-lived because of obstruction from the university as well as the Justice Bureau in Shanghai. In 2019, he was permanently disbarred. On May 10, 2020, […]
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