#MeToo Journalist, Labor Activist On Trial for Subversion in China

#MeToo Journalist, Labor Activist On Trial for Subversion in China

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TAIPEI — Two prominent Chinese activists were tried for subversion Friday in Guangzhou in a closed-door proceeding, while supporters and activists criticized Chinese authorities for putting on a “sham trial” and calling for their immediate release.

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‘I am willing to wait for months’: Chinese Tiananmen critic ready for long haul in Taiwan transit lounge

‘I am willing to wait for months’: Chinese Tiananmen critic ready for long haul in Taiwan transit lounge

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A Chinese dissident who has taken refuge in a Taiwan airport during a stopover has said he is prepared to wait months if needed, in order to get safe passage to a third country.

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A Chinese Journalist Gave #MeToo Victims a Voice. Now She’s on Trial.

A Chinese Journalist Gave #MeToo Victims a Voice. Now She’s on Trial.

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Huang Xueqin, the journalist, and Wang Jianbing, a labor activist, have been accused of inciting subversion as the authorities expand a campaign to quash dissent.

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Trial of two Chinese activists held since 2021 begins in secret in Guangzhou

Trial of two Chinese activists held since 2021 begins in secret in Guangzhou

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Huang Xueqin, a feminist who was due to move to UK, and Wang Jianbing charged with ‘inciting subversion of state power’

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Chinese Dissident in Transit at Taiwan Airport Pleads for Help in Seeking Asylum

Chinese Dissident in Transit at Taiwan Airport Pleads for Help in Seeking Asylum

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A Chinese dissident known for regularly commemorating the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square fled to Taiwan on Friday and pleaded for help in seeking asylum in the United States or Canada.

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A Chinese dissident in transit at a Taiwan airport pleads for help in seeking asylum

A Chinese dissident in transit at a Taiwan airport pleads for help in seeking asylum

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Chinese dissident known for regularly commemorating the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square fled to Taiwan on Friday and pleaded for help in seeking asylum in the United States or Canada.

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China #MeToo journalist and labor activist expected to appear in secret trial as crackdown deepens

China #MeToo journalist and labor activist expected to appear in secret trial as crackdown deepens

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Hong Kong (CNN) — Two Chinese activists held without trial for the past two years are expected to appear before a judge in a closed doors hearing on Friday as the ruling Communist Party ramps up its effort to dismantle what remains of the country’s civil society.

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Detention of Chinese Lawyer in Laos Highlights Risks of Fleeing China

Detention of Chinese Lawyer in Laos Highlights Risks of Fleeing China

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN — The arrest of Chinese human rights lawyer Lu Siwei in Laos late last month highlights the risks Chinese dissidents face when they flee China through Southeast Asia. Despite his holding valid visas for Laos and the United States and a valid Chinese passport, Laotian police arrested Lu while (read more…)

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Accused of bomb threats they say they didn’t make, family of Chinese dissident detained in Thailand

Accused of bomb threats they say they didn’t make, family of Chinese dissident detained in Thailand

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BANGKOK (AP) — When Gao Peng landed in Thailand on July 3, he was not expecting to be accused of making bomb threats, to be put on an EU travel blacklist, or to see his mother and 16-year-old sister detained and threatened with deportation back to China.

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China Allegedly Offered Bitcoin Bounty to ‘Terminate’ Australian Activist

China Allegedly Offered Bitcoin Bounty to ‘Terminate’ Australian Activist

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Australian human rights activist Drew Pavlou claims that a $50,000 Bitcoin bounty was placed on his mother by the Chinese Communist Party.

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How one man went from China’s Communist party golden child to enemy of the state

How one man went from China’s Communist party golden child to enemy of the state

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Xu Zhiyong’s dream is for China to become a democratic country that is “beautiful, free, fair and happy.” It is a simple wish, yet in the eyes of the authorities, his vision is dangerous and subversive. The 50-year-old human rights lawyer and champion of social equality was sentenced to 14 years in jail earlier (read more…)

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China jails two human rights lawyers for ‘subversion’

China jails two human rights lawyers for ‘subversion’

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Two prominent Chinese human rights lawyers, including one who had called for leader Xi Jinping to resign, have been jailed for more than 10 years, an advocacy group and one of the men’s wives said.

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