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China Change Second Trial of Wang Dengchao to Be Held on the 7th
Wang Dengchao (王登朝), a police officer at Luohu Sub-bureau of Shenzhen Public Security Bureau (police ID 054985), was arrested on March 8, 2012 on charges of embezzlement and disruption of public services. After being detained for 8 months, he was tried and sentenced to 14 years in prison on December 4th, 2012. But he is believed to be arreste [...] Keep reading »
China Change A Chinese Dissident Makes Demands of Xi Jinping
By Li Huaping, published: January 1, 2013 Dear Mr. Xi Jinping, You have become the general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party during the CCP’s 18th Congress, and your succession to be the president of the People’s Republic of China in 2013 is only a matter of formality. You don’t have competitors, nor do you need my vote. I have lived f [...] Keep reading »
China Change How Far off is the Court Verdict from the Facts?
By Chen Guangfu Chen Kegui was tried and sentenced to three years and four months in prison on November 30th for “intentional harm.” Following the trial, his family received a statement, supposedly by Kegui, that he “abandons appeal.” Throughout his detention and trial, Kegui was denied access to his own defense lawyers.  [...] Keep reading »
China Change Zhu Chengzhi, Yet Another Subverter?
Zhu Chengzhi  (朱承志)’s offense has to do with the death of Li Wangyang (李旺阳), a labor movement leader during the June 4th movement in 1989 who had served two prison terms totaling 21 years. In the morning of June 6th this year, while receiving treatment for heart disease and diabetes in a local hospital in Shaoyang, Hunan (湖南 [...] Keep reading »
China Change First Human Rights Test Comes in Form of Dark Drama
The news came last night (Beijing Time) that @Stariver , a regular Twitter user based in Miyun, Beijing (北京密云)  was detained on November 7th, possibly for tweeting this tweet midnight, November 5th: #SpoilerTweet  #Enter-at-your-own-peril  “Final Destination 6” has arrived. In which the Great Hall of the People collapses all of a sud [...] Keep reading »
China Change Young Internet Cafe Owner Sentenced for Organizing Online Forum
In a secret court decision made on Wednesday, October 31, in the southwest city of Kunming (昆明), Cao Haibo (曹海波), a young internet café owner, was sentenced to eight years in prison after being detained for 13 months for “subversion of state power.” (Note: the verdict is “subversion of state power,” not “inciting to subvert sta [...] Keep reading »
China Change A Portrait of a “Subverter”
First published by Human Rights in China in New York as a part of its press release, which also includes a translation of Chen Pingfu’s Indictment. On Tuesday, September 4, a 55-year-old man was on trial for “inciting subversion of state power” in Lanzhou, the capital city of northwestern province of Gansu, China, and the evidence cited i [...] Keep reading »
China Change Who Is Chen Guangcheng – A Celebration of Life on His 40th Birthday
By Yaxue Cao, published: November 12, 2011   To say life didn’t start promisingly for him is a vast understatement. He was born on November 12, 1971, in the impoverished village Dong Shi Gu (东师古) in Yinan County, Shandong province, the youngest of five boys. He lost his vision to high fever when he was around one year old. He didn’t [...] Keep reading »
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