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Initiate a Process of Constitution-making by Citizens, and Strive to Achieve a Peaceful Political Transition — To Delegates Attending the Third Session of the 13th National People’s Congress
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 Ch [...] Keep reading »
Free Ding Jiaxi!
Luo Shengchun, Emrys Westacott, May 8, 2020 In the small town of Alfred, upstate New York, the secret detention of Chinese lawyer and civil rights activist Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) has concerned the locals and spurred their desire to help rescue him. Alfred University professor of philosophy Emrys Westacott recently spoke to Ding Jiaxi’s wife, Alfr [...] Keep reading »
No Access to the CIA Report? Let’s DIY: Estimating Total Infections and Death Toll in Wuhan, the Epicenter of Covid-19
 Yaxue Cao, April 12, 2020 Summary: Whereas Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported a total 50,008 Covid-19 cases and 2,575 deaths as of April 9, 2020, by my estimates, the total cases are between 400,000 and 600,000, and the death toll is between 22,000 and 30,000.  According to Bloomberg, the U.S. intelligence community recently briefed [...] Keep reading »
Beijing Has Nothing But Good News for You in the Coronavirus Epidemic
Chang Ping, March 6, 2020 A friend asked me: “I wouldn’t dare to believe the official figures. Are things really under control outside of Hubei?” I said, “From now on, they’ll have nothing but good news for you. Whether you believe it or not is up to you.” Needless to say, the subject was China’s novel coronavirus epidemic [...] Keep reading »
A Social Media Profile of the Late Dr. Li Wenliang: From a Liberal-leaning Student, to a Party Adherent, to a Whistleblower Who Believes a Society Should Have More Than One Voice
Ye Du, February 26, 2020 In 2009, the late Dr. Li Wenliang registered a Twitter account (@xiaolwl) in 2009 when he was working on a master’s degree at Wuhan University, making him one of the earliest Twitter users in China. He browsed the site by circumventing the Great Firewall, but made few comments of his own, preferring to lurk. He was someon [...] Keep reading »
China Change Academics Around the World Write to Xi Jinping: Give Freedom of Speech Back to the Chinese People
February 22, 2020 This open letter was initiated by professors Andrew Nathan, Perry Link, and Zhang Lun. Please join them, as many of their colleagues have done, to sign this letter. Please send your name and affiliation to: chinacitizenmovement@gmail.com. The list of signatories will be updated daily. The Chinese version of this letter can be foun [...] Keep reading »
The 2019 South-South Human Rights Forum: China Gathers Steam in Its Bid to Redefine the Concept of Human Rights
Andrea Worden, February 19, 2020 “Thank you, China” –– these words were often said by participants of the South-South Human Rights Forum –– Xinhua, 12/11/19 The Chinese Party-state held the second South-South Human Rights Forum (SSHRF) in Beijing on December 10-11, 2019.  Underlying the 2019 SSHRF was the Beijing Declaration, a man [...] Keep reading »
Yasuhiro Matsuda: Beijing Will Feel Secure Only When Hong Kong’s Freedoms Are Completely Crushed
Yasuhiro Matsuda, December 13, 2019 China Change transcribed and translated parts of Yasuhiro Matsuda’s recent Chinese language interview with Radio Free Asia (here and here)for his sharp insights on Hong Kong and the structural political problems in Xi Jinping’s decision making. Subheadings added by China Change for easy reading.  — The [...] Keep reading »
Why We Should Not Condemn Violence by the Hong Kong Protesters
Chu Chia-An, December 1, 2019 Some people think that if we hold the Hong Kong police to account in using violence, we must also place the same standards on the use of violence by the protesters. I oppose this argument, and my reasoning is as follows: Saying “both sides should be equally condemned” unfairly favors the police, and ignores the fac [...] Keep reading »
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