Tag Archives: Xi Jinping

Beijing Observation: Regressing Further from “Five Nos,” by Gao Yu


Walk through the recent ideology bugle call that accumulated in CCP General Office’s Document No. 9 in late April, and observe the mindset of Chinese leaders and their frantic effort to take control of public expression, with Beijing-based independent journalist … Continue reading

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More Citizens Detained in China for Demanding Public Disclosure of Officials’ Personal Wealth


Following earlier detentions in Guangdong and Beijing, on April 27, another ten activists in Xinyu, Jiangxi (江西新余) were taken into police custody for demanding that government officials disclose their assets. Since then, seven of them have been released but Liu … Continue reading

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The Artificial, Shameful and Evil Supreme Body of State Power, by Xu Zhiyong


To the regular readers of this blog, Dr. Xu Zhiyong (许志永) is no stranger. He’s one of the founders of Gong Meng (公盟), or Open Constitution Initiative, a Beijing-based NGO dedicated to providing legal assistance to the disempowered and to … Continue reading

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