Category Archives: Human Rights & Civil Rights Movement

Chen Guangcheng’s Family under Intense Harassment Lately


You would think life has moved on, and the Chinese government has gotten over Chen Guangcheng, the blind barefoot lawyer they had imprisoned and then placed under house arrest. But no, they haven’t. Exactly a year after Chen Guangcheng fled … Continue reading

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Vaginas in Wrath: Face to Face with Masanjia Woman’s Labor Camp, by Ai Xiaoming


Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明) is a professor of Chinese modern literature at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. In recent years she’s best known for her participation in social movements and documentary making. Her work includes Three Days in Wukan (乌坎三日), The … Continue reading

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Ten-Year Old Girl Appeals for Help from China’s First Lady


In my recent blog “Lock Up and Lock Down” about crackdowns on dissidents and activists during the Two Meetings, I mentioned an incident about a ten-year-old girl whose father is a dissident in Hefei, Anhui (安徽合肥): “In a particularly egregious … Continue reading

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