Monthly Archives: November 2012

Neither Joke Nor Truth is Allowed

Freedom of expression is likely to be repressed in China when:  one calls for multi-party reform, e.g. Liu Xiaobo;  calls for collective actions, e.g., Zhu Yufu;  comments on sensitive issues, such as the June 4th 1989, Tian’anmen Mothers;  or poses … Continue reading

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Letter of Application to Join Open Constitution Initiative by Song Ze

On 4 May 2012, Song Ze, a 27 year-old volunteer with Beijing based NGO, Open Constitution Initiative, was taken away by the police near Beijing South Railway Station.  His lawyer was allowed to meet him twice on 15 and 31 … Continue reading

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Forced Demolition and Eviction in China

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain … Continue reading

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