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Some Fundamentals Regarding China’s ‘Government-designated Lawyers’
Chen Chunyi, September 24, 2020 Due to the arrest of the 12 Hong Kong residents who were brought to Shenzhen to face charges, the phenomenon of “government-designated lawyers” (官派律师, i.e. those approved by the Chinese authorities to represent defendants in politically sensitive cases) has attracted widespread attention from the [...] 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 China Human Rights Lawyers Group’s Proposal to Declare February 6 ‘People’s Day of Truth’
The China Human Rights Lawyers Group, February 7, 2020 On February 6, 2020, Doctor Li Wenliang succumbed to the novel coronavirus. His death has shaken the internet. Dr. Li was one of the eight doctors who first warned of the coronavirus, for which they were reprimanded by the police. They made their warning, based on several medical cases, to the [...] Keep reading »
The Right to Freedom of Speech Starts Today — An Open Letter to the National People’s Congress and the NPC Standing Committee
Lu Nan (鲁难), Wu Xiaojun (吴小军), Qin Wei (秦渭), Tian Zhongxun (田仲勋), Zhang Qianfan (张千帆), Xu Zhangrun (许章润), Xiao Shu (笑蜀), Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄), Wang Xichuan (王西川), February 7, 2020 On February 6, 2020, Dr. Li Wenliang (李文亮), the 2019-nConV whistle blower, died in the midst of epidemic in Wuhan. He [...] Keep reading »
Drive a Wedge Into CCP’s Iron Rule With Freedom of Speech — An Interview With Hu Ping
This interview of Hu Ping discusses the writing of "On Freedom of Speech," a pamphlet he began writing in 1975 after returning from the countryside as sent-down youth, and the 1980 student elections at Peking University that happened at a time when China was making yet another sharp and tremulous turn in history. [...] Keep reading »
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