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A Conversation With Ilham Tohti
Yaxue Cao, January 13, 2023 The article was first published by the Uyghur Human Rights Project. A Chinese version is also available.   I wrote down the title the way I pop in two pills to ease the rising blood pressure in my skull. There is no conversation, as Ilham Tohti, the former economics professor at Minzu University in Beijing, recipien [...] Keep reading »
2022: Remember the Light the Young Have Shown Us
Jiang Xue, January 3, 2023 In Beijing, at least 11 young people have been detained in connection with the “Blank Paper” (白纸抗议) protests, of whom two are confirmed to be journalists, another two musicians, an editor, a curator, and a white-collar employee at a foreign company. The identities of the rest are still unclear. — The Editors [...] Keep reading »
‘We Have a Duty to Leave a Record of This Tyrannical Era, Even at the Cost of Our Personal Liberty’: Chow Hang-tung’s Court Defense of the Hong Kong Alliance in the Case of Refusing to Submit Organizational Documents Demanded by the National Security Police
Chow Hang-tung, December 22, 2022 In September 2021, the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force accused the Hong Kong Alliance of being a “foreign proxy,” demanded organizational documents from the seven members of the Alliance’s Standing Committee, and arrested five of them after the demand was rejected. Two of the five p [...] Keep reading »
‘Bridge Man’ Peng Zaizhou’s Mission Impossible and His ‘Toolkit for the Removal of Xi Jinping’
China Change, October 19, 2022 ‘One man’s anger shakes the earth and moves mountains’   It’s too early to evaluate the full impact of the extraordinary one-man protest staged by Peng Zaizhou (彭载舟), real name Peng Lifa (彭立发), on Sitong Overpass (四通桥) on October 13, 2022 in Beijing. But this much we already know: h [...] Keep reading »
Identity of the Man Who Pulled Off Protest on Beijing Overpass Amid Unprecedented Security Before the CCP Congress
China Change, October 13, 2022 Based on information online that we have gathered so far, the man is Peng Lifa (彭立发), known online as Peng Zaizhou (彭载舟), who displayed two large banners demanding the removal of Xi Jinping on Sitong Overpass (四通桥) on the Third Ring Road, north section, in Beijing Haidian District around 2 pm Beijing [...] Keep reading »
Chow Hang-tung’s Testimony During Preliminary Court Inquiry in the Hong Kong Alliance ‘Incitement to Subversion’ Case
Chow Hang-tung, September 7, 2022 On September 2, 2022, a preliminary inquiry into the strength of the national security case against Chow Hang-tung (鄒幸彤), former vice-chair of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China, was held at the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts. Hong Kong Free Press has a detailed r [...] Keep reading »
The Life and Death of the ‘Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China’ – Part Four
By Olivia Cheng, Siaw Hew Wah, translated by China Change, August 8, 2022 (Continued from Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) Keeping the memory alive: the June 4 Memorial Museum Who will maintain the historical record and collective memory if, one day, the people of Hong Kong forget the events of June 4?  Before 1997, a Netherlands-based [...] Keep reading »
The Life and Death of the ‘Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China’ – Part Two
By Olivia Cheng, Siaw Hew Wah, translated by China Change, July 31, 2022 (Continued from Part One) Supporting the Chinese democracy movement, from Hong Kong to overseas Among all political organizations in Hong Kong, the Alliance is the only one that continuously worked to support the Chinese democracy movement. In 1989, after the Tiananmen Sq [...] Keep reading »
The 6th China Human Rights Lawyers Day: Recording and Full Text
July 25, 2022 China Disbars Lawyers to Remove a Perceived Threat / 中國人權律师被剝奪執業權 In a very real sense, the 709 Crackdown is still ongoing. Over the years following the initial campaign to arrest and torture human rights lawyers, China has disbarred over 40 lawyers for representing clients in human rights cases. As recently as [...] Keep reading »
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