Category Archives: Famous Chinese Political Court Cases 中国政治名案

List of the Names of Forty-nine People Wounded and Disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre

Herer is a translation of a list of 49 people wounded and disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre as they tried to flee charging Chinese soldiers in complaince with an order to evacuate Tiananmen Square. As some have rightly pointed out, … Continue reading

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List of 202 People Killed in the Massacre Collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group (1989-2011)

The list of the dead collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group continues to increase albeit slowly. 203. Cheng Renxing, male, 25 years old, died of shooting; 204. Dai Jinping, male, 27 years old, died of shooting; 205. Li Haocheng, male, … Continue reading

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PRC Party Political and Legal Affairs Commission Calls for Pneumonia Epidemic Information Openness, Condemns Cover-ups; January 1st Police Caught Eight Docs Spreading (True) “False Rumors”

Found the Chinese text of a dramatic call for pneumonia epidemic openness from the media account named 中央政法委长安剑  “Zhang Anjian” of the Central Committee’s Political and Legal Affairs Commission   . I looked for it after reading William Zheng’s South China Morning Post … Continue reading

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Court Cases of the “June 4th Protesters Against Government Violence”

Chinese court records give insight into the actions of ordinary Beijing people who went out into the streets in June 1989 to prevent a massacre of students in Tiananmen Square by martial law troops then charging into Beijing. This Chinese-language book, with an introduction by Song Yongyi has the English language title Court Files of Civil Disobedience Against Government Violence on June 4th, 1989 Chinese title: 六四抗暴者法庭档案 Continue reading

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2011: Opponents of June 4 Tyranny Still in Prison

Chinese exile writer Liao Yiwu in his recent book Bullets and Opium (Simon & Schuster 2019) writes about the heavy price that the “June Fourth rioters” paid in many years of imprisonment as a result of their participation in the … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Gets First Family Visit in Four Years

Online article by Li Wenzu, wife of imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. Held incommunicado for three years, Wang Quanzhang was finally tried in December 2018, convicted of “subversion of state power” and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. … Continue reading

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2010: Ran Yunfei on Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to the Freedom Fighter Liu Xiaobo by Ran Yunfei  冉云飞 Today, I am still excited. I can’t calm myself down so I can write something that is profound or provides a full analysis. I’ll only be able to do that … Continue reading

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2009: Liu Xianbin “Subversive Article” on the Need for Constitutional Democracy for China

On March 25, 2011 Sichuan dissident Liu Xianbin was convicted of subversion or writing articles like the one below and “A Memorial Long Overdue — In Commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of the Death of Zhao Ziyang”   The Sichuan court … Continue reading

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2009: Indictment of Tan Zuoren 谭做人 for Subversion

From a Chinese website, a photograph of the indictment of Tan Zuoren charged with subversion for talking about things that happened twenty years ago. One of the things mentioned in the indictment is encouraging people to give blood in remembrance … Continue reading

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2009: Defense Plea of Sichuan Dissident Tan Zuoren 谭作人涉嫌煽动颠覆国家政权案 — 夏霖、浦志强两位律师的一审辩护词

After the August 2009 trial of Tan Zuoren there circulated on the Internet in China, and being constantly deleted on Chinese websites, the defense plea in his case.  Tan’s one day trial was held on August 12 in Chengdu. The defense … Continue reading

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