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Gao Shifu

In April 2011, the Yinhai District People's Court in Behai, Guangxi Province, sentenced activist Gao Shifu to two years in prison for “illegal business activity.” Later, the Beihai Municipal Intermediate People’s Court upheld the first-instance verdict. Upon his release from prison, Gao appealed...
On the morning of April 29, 2011, the Yinhai District People’s Court in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, sentenced Xu Kun (许坤) , the Baihutou Village chief, to four years in prison on the charge of “illegal business activity” and fined him 200,000 yuan (approximately US$30,800). The...
Three residents of Baihutou Village, in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, were tried today for “illegal business activities,” in a case that is widely seen by Baihutou villagers as retribution for resistance against government requisition of village land. The defendants—Baihutou Village...
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