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China Change Lawyer Expresses Concern Over Rights Defender Su Changlan’s Health In Custody
By China Change, published: November 23, 2015   Su Changlan (苏昌兰) is a 44-year-old former school teacher and a petitioner-turned-activist in Guangdong province. She was arrested a year ago for her activism on women’s rights issues, and posting online messages in support of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong in 2014, according to A [...] Keep reading »
China Change Open Letter: Chinese Feminist Five Seek UN Help to Have Case Against Them Dropped
July 6, 2015   Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Under-Secretary-General, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, We are the five feminist activists from China, Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), Li Tingting (李婷婷), Wang Man (王曼) and Zheng Churan (郑楚然). We were detained on the eve of Internation [...] Keep reading »
China Change Feminist Five Thank Domestic and International Support That Secured Their Release
Published: May 6, 2015 Below are excerpts of the letters they posted following their release on April 13, 2015.   Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), April 17, 2015   Since the first day home, I have been constantly trying to make up for what I missed during the detention, reading your articles, tracking your chats, browsing through various reports from va [...] Keep reading »
China Change Wu Rongrong: How I Became a Women’s Rights Advocate
By Wu Rongrong, published: April 27, 2015   Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), though released along with the four other feminist activists on April 13, was subjected to grueling, humiliating interrogations on April 23rd and 24th. Don’t let the CCP machine destroy the very best of China. – The Editor   Fate and chance made me a social w [...] Keep reading »
China Change Response to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Accusation against Yirenping
By Beijing Yirenping Center, April 14, 2015   On April 14, Hong Lei, the Spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), stated publicly that our organization, Beijing Yirenping Center (BYC), “has allegedly violated the law, and will be punished.” Our organization’s response is as follows: 1.  We welcome MOFA in its [...] Keep reading »
China Change On the Release of Five Feminist Activists in China – Statement by Gender Scholar Wang Zheng
By Wang Zheng, published: April 13, 2015   It is to my great relief that the authorities have decided to release the five feminists on bail. However, we insist that the police drop all charges against the five rather than treating them as “suspects”, restricting their physical mobility and job opportunity, and deprive them of their freedom [...] Keep reading »
China Change Detention of Five Chinese Feminist Activists at the Juncture of Beijing+20 – An Interview with Gender Scholar Wang Zheng
Published: April 11, 2015 “You must know the global picture of women to understand the international response to the detention of the five feminists in China.”   Professor Wang Zheng (王政), of the University of Michigan, is a scholar whose research focuses on the modern and contemporary history of Chinese women and gender, and Chinese [...] Keep reading »
China Change Lawyer’s Account of Second Meeting with Li Tingting
By Yan Wenxin, published: March 25, 2015     Lawyer Yan Wenxin (燕文薪)’s post on Weibo: After trying unsuccessfully for four consecutive work days, I finally met with Li Tingting (aka Maizi) today, March 25th, 2015. Maizi said that she had been anticipating meeting with me the last few days, and she had told the preliminary interrog [...] Keep reading »
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