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China Change The Coming Information Totalitarianism in China
“A longer, more pessimistic outlook [than the Economist’s special report on China’s internet].“ – the author By Mo Zhixu, published: April 6, 2013   On March 28, the General Office of the State Council issued a “Notice about the Division of Labor in Implementing ‘the Plan for the State Council’s Institutional Reform and [...] Keep reading »
China Change The Young Man with the Coolest Sign in the World
By Yaxue Cao, published: March 12, 2013   March 10 was a warm, sunny day in the subtropical, southernmost city of Shenzhen. Twenty past three in the afternoon, a young man named Huang Wenxun (黄文勋) appeared on Huaqiang Road (华强路), wearing a shirt with the print “Rather be dead than live without freedom,” and holding a big sign, [...] Keep reading »
China Change Defense in the Second Trial of Xia Junfeng Case
By Teng Biao Xia Junfeng (夏俊峰) was a street vendor from Tieling county, Liaoning province (辽宁铁岭县). On May 16, 2009, while selling chicken strips, roasted sausages and other snacks with his wife Zhang Jing near a crossroads in Chenhe District, in the city of Shenyang (沈阳沉河区), Xia Junfeng was seized by urban enforcers known [...] Keep reading »
China Change To Remember Is to Resist – by Teng Biao
Simply put, Teng Biao (滕彪) is one of the best known human rights lawyers and legal scholars in China. This is his preface to a memoir entitled “A Worthwhile Trip—A Documentation of Beijing Reeducation-through-Labor Dispatch Center”, in which he looks deep into what these camps do to inmates as human beings. It’s much worse t [...] Keep reading »
China Change Activist Criminally Charged for Comment about XJP’s Fan Club
Update 1: Cheng Wanyun’s legal name (name on ID) is Cheng Aihua (程爱华). Update 2:   Telephone numbers: PSB State Security Office of Nanchong Municipality (南充市公安局国保办公电话): 0817-2803084. PSB of Xichong County (西充县公安局值班电话): 0817-4200085. State security chief of Xichong PSB Zhao Yanlin (西充县 [...] Keep reading »
China Change Around Town with Chen Guangcheng, the sequel
By Yaxue Cao Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a post titled Around Town with Chen Guangcheng, in which I recounted my lone protest in Washington, DC, on Valentine’s Day, 2012. That day Xi Jinping was meeting with president Obama in White House, and various groups—Tibetans, Uighurs, Falungong practitioners, overseas dissident groups—conver [...] Keep reading »
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 »
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