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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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The “Oh How did we go wrong?” Question

However Did Our China Crystal Balls Fail Us? I have been noticing some people asking the question “How did we get China wrong?” My thinking is that engagement by western people and western government with Chinese people has been very … Continue reading

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Party Worries Reflected in Beatings of Marxist Students

Just saw this posted today. A recounting of Party/Peking University staff/police abuse of students in the Peking University Marxist Society that was closed down late last year. A November 2018 Hong Kong Free Press report “Too Marxist for China? Radical … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Kong Lingping’s Memoir Bloody Chronicles 血纪: Encounters with Educated Youth Sent Down to the Countryside

Chapter 5 We are Even Less Than You Are I don’t remember just when it started but sometime after the Lin Biao incident,  our group was sent every afternoon to dig potatoes in the big Sixth Brigade potato field on … Continue reading

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Chinese Experts on Food Safety: Building Food Safety Governance in China

Building Food Safety Governance in China a PDF book downloadable free of charge by a group of Chinese scholars has just been published by the European Union.  The book is  is  available at https://eeas.europa.eu/sites/eeas/files/building_food_safety_governance_in_china.pdf “This book contains a comprehensive review and analysis … Continue reading

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Understanding the Chinese Police State — Thoughts Towards a Reading List

First of all,  I would recommend  Stein Ringen’s  2016 book The Perfect Dictatorship — China in the 21st Century is a fine overview and analysis of China as a police state. Less comprehensive works focusing on a particular aspect of the police … Continue reading

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2009: PRC Online Petition Websites Increase Rapidly

Swarms of angry people converging on government offices naturally worries officials. They worry especially about people who go to higher levels to report abuses at lower levels of government.  Online petitioning on local governments setting up websites to improve citizen … Continue reading

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2012: Chengdu Tianwang Center Rights Advocate Huang Qi’s RFI Interview Discusses People’s Congress Elections

English translation of the main part of Huang Qi‘s (jailed since December 2016 because of his human rights work) interview with Radio France International  Chinese language service about the efforts of local independent candidates to exercise their electoral rights in … 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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2015: Yang Long Death Case Ignored by Heilongjiang Local Authorities

Translation of article from Tianwang64 website run by Huang Qi in Chengdu. Huang Qi was arrested by Chinese police in December 2016 for supposedly giving away Chinese secrets to foreigners.  Not atomic secrets, just flagrant violations of the rights of … Continue reading

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