Between 1991 to 1994, Li Hai, a graduate student of philosophy at Peking University, compiled a list of 522 “June 4th Rioters” — Beijing residents who had been severely punished for their participation in the 1989 democracy movement. The list was published by Human Rights in China and Human Rights Watch in 1994. From 1995 to 2004, Li Hai was imprisoned for the list. According to him, this project was “the most perfect thing [he] has ever done.”Full Transcript »
In this new video exclusive to China Change, Xu Zhiyong (许志永), one of China’s foremost civil rights activists, speaks about his current projects and hopes for the future. Xu was released from prison in July, 2017, after serving four years in prison for his role in the New Citizens Movement.”Full Transcript »
This video emerged on the internet recently, reportedly from Shenzhen, showing a woman detained by police for internet posts she had made.Full Transcript »
Terence Halliday, a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, and co-author of Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work, spoke at Fordham University on July 8, marking the third anniversary of the 709 crackdown.Full Transcript »
This video was the introductory piece for the Second Annual China Human Rights Lawyers’ Day held at Fordham University on July 8, 2018.Full Transcript »
Sui Muqing, a human rights lawyer in China, reflects on his experiences in legal rights defense as the Chinese Communist Party undertakes a campaign of suppression of those like him.Full Transcript »
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