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China Change My Ideals and the Career Path I Have Chosen
By Ilham Tohti, published: April 6, 2014   On January 15, 2014, Chinese authorities arrested Ilham Tohti, a Uighur economics professor at the prestigious Minzu University in Beijing. Authorities formally charged him with separatism on February 25, and have so far denied him access to his attorney. For years, Tohti has discussed and commented on [...] Keep reading »
China Change The Life and Death of Cao Shunli (1961 — 2014)
By Yaxue Cao, published: March 18, 2014   Her name in Chinese means “smooth,” but her life, which ended on March 14, 2014, had been anything but smooth. Exactly six months ago on September 14, 2013, Cao Shunli was disappeared in the Exit & Entry area of Beijing Capital International Airport where she was en route to Geneva to atten [...] Keep reading »
China Change Democracy Is My Love Affair – the Story of Zhao Changqing
By Gu Chuan, published: January 12, 2014   On April 17, 2013, my good friend Zhao Changqing was detained by the Beijing authorities for alleged “illegal assembly” as part of the crackdown on the New Citizens Movement. On May 24, he was officially arrested on charges of “illegal assembly.” Changqing has a baby son named “Little Elepha [...] Keep reading »
China Change In the Prison of China – The Journey of Dr. Wang Bingzhang (3)
By Yaxue Cao, published: October 7, 2013   On February 28, 2003, Guangdong Supreme People’s Court maintained the sentence by the first trial court. When the verdict was read, Dr. Wang Bingzhang shouted, “I was kidnapped! I protest the illegal trial!” His youngest sister, allowed to attend the trial, met with him, and he asked for a copy [...] Keep reading »
China Change In the Prison of China – The Journey of Dr. Wang Bingzhang (2)
By Yaxue Cao, published: October 4, 2013   Abandoning Medicine to Become a Democracy Leader The same day Wang Bingzhang completed his dissertation defense in September 1982, he asked his brother Bingwu, an engineering graduate student also attending McGill University, about future options. To return to China in glory and enjoy boundless prospects [...] Keep reading »
China Change In the Prison of China – The Journey of Dr. Wang Bingzhang (1)
By Yaxue Cao, published: October 1, 2013   About Dr. Wang Bingzhang, the first distinction is that he was among the first Chinese students sent overseas to study science and technology by the Chinese government when Deng Xiaoping opened up the country in 1977 after the death of Mao Zedong.  In 1982, when studying abroad was hardly a comprehensibl [...] Keep reading »
China Change Before His Arrest, Wang Gongquan Said
By Fan Chenggang, published September 17, 2013   On August 30, I interviewed Wang Gongquan (王功权) in a café. He told me that two days ago a policeman had warned him not to be too direct and too radical. The policeman talked to him for about an hour at a small table in a park. His friends worried about him and warned him. Wang Gongquan said h [...] Keep reading »
China Change Xu Zhiyong’s “Talks” with Beijing’s Public Security Chief Three Weeks before His Detention (3)
On Friday, July 19, a text circulated on QQ that is a record of Xu Zhiyong’s “talks” with a top official of the Beijing Public Security Bureau that occurred on June 25, 26 and 28. Its authenticity has since been confirmed by Xu’s close associates. ChinaChange.org is providing a complete translation of the text in three installments. This i [...] Keep reading »
China Change Xu Zhiyong’s “Talks” with Beijing’s Public Security Chief Three Weeks before His Detention (2)
On Friday, July 19, a text circulated on QQ that is a record of Xu Zhiyong’s “talks” with a top official of the Beijing Public Security Bureau that occurred on June 25, 26 and 28. Its authenticity has since been confirmed by Xu’s close associates. ChinaChange.org is providing a complete translation of the text in three installments. This i [...] Keep reading »
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