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China Change Law Professor Suspended from Teaching for Pro-Constitutionalism Expressions
By   Publishied: August 25, 2013 Last week, associate professor Zhang Xuezhong (张雪忠) of East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai was notified that he was stripped of his qualifications to teach at the university. According to Dr. Zhang, the university’s Human Resources office told him that the decision was mad [...] Keep reading »
China Change Prominent Rights Activist Guo Feixiong Criminally Detained
By Last weekend, the Guangzhou-based dissident and activist Guo Fengxiong (郭飞雄, real name Yang Maodong 杨茂东) was reported missing for several days. A local source later tweeted that he was safe but on Saturday, August 17, Guo’s sister, as well as his lawyer, confirmed to the media that he had been criminally detained si [...] Keep reading »
China Change What Crimes Did Liu Ping Commit?
By China Change, published: July 31, 2013 Liu Ping (刘萍) is a laid-off worker and rights activist from Xinyu, Jiangxi Province (江西新余). On April 21, 2013, Li Ping, her local friends and several visitors — about a dozen or so in all — went on the street outside her apartment building and held up posters in support of activists [...] Keep reading »
China Change Xu Zhiyong Criminally Detained, Home Searched
Published: July 16, 2013 According to our sources, Xu Zhiyong (许志永), one of China’s best known dissidents and activists, has been criminally detained on Tuesday, July 16. Per an earlier report by weiquanwang (维权网) and information circulated on Twitter,  Dr. Xu was taken away from his Beijing home Tuesday afternoon, and his compute [...] Keep reading »
China Change Help Ye Haiyan!
Published: July 6, 2013 On May 27, Ye Haiyan (叶海燕), perhaps China’s best-known activist for women’s rights, protested that a local school principal and a government official molested or raped six school girls in a hotel in Wangning, Hainan. She stood in the sweltering heat of the subtropics holding a hand-written sign: “Ask me to have s [...] Keep reading »
China Change Du Bin and His Book “Tian’anmen Massacre”
  Published: June 23, 2013   I didn’t know who Du Bin (杜斌) was until recently when he had made, and released in Hong Kong and online, a documentary (1 hour, with subtitles) about the atrocities at Masanjia Women’s Labor Camp, following an exposé by The Lens magazine in April. Predictably, the online uproar was quickly censored, the [...] Keep reading »
China Change Lawyers Met with Two of the Five Activists Detained in Hubei
  Published: June 20, 2013 Wednesday afternoon, Beijing time, June 19, lawyers from Guangzhou and Changsha met with Huang Wenxun (黄文勋) and Yuan Fengchu (袁奉初) in a detention center in Chibi, Hubei (湖北赤壁). They found out that the two were criminally detained on charges of “inciting subversion of state power.” However, wh [...] Keep reading »
China Change Liu Xia’s Letter to Xi Jinping
  Mr. President Xi Jinping, I’m Liu Xia, citizen of the People’s Republic of China. I have been placed under house arrest in my own home since October, 2010. That deprives me of my personal freedom. However, no one has told me why I have been subjected to house arrest. Thinking about it over and over again, I conclude that, in this country [...] Keep reading »
China Change Young Chinese Activist Detained While Attempting to Pay Respects to a Deceased June 4th Hero
  Huang Yonghua (黄勇华) is a young man living in Hengyang, Hunan (湖南衡阳). His Twitter (@huangyonghua) bio starts with a crisp declaration “Save China through democracy and constitutionalism!” He describes himself as a signee of Charter 08, and a lover of tea ceremony, though I cannot ascertain whether it alludes to police summon [...] Keep reading »
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