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May 8, 1968 Born in Suining, Jiangsu Province. September 1987 Enrolled in Jinling Vocational College in Nanjing. 1990
Photo courtesy of the family Guo Quan (郭泉), born in 1968, was raised in a revolutionary family: relatives in his parents’ generation were all members in the Communist Party of China (CPC). From a young age, he displayed a love of learning and had broad interests. After entering the work force, he...
Photo courtesy of the family Yang Chunlin (杨春林), a laid-off worker from Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province, was an active participant in land rights movements. He is known for initiating the “We Want Human Rights, Not the Olympics” campaign in 2007. In March 2008, he was convicted of “inciting...
[Translation by Paul Mooney, Abridgment by Human Rights in China] It has been more than 100 days since Wang Lihong lost her freedom. It’s really an unimaginable thing. She and I live in the same world, but Lihong not only is being held in a detention center, but has also been formally arrested. She...
Photo courtesy of the family Wang Lihong (王荔蕻), a Beijing citizen, became involved in rights activism after her retirement from working life. She is known for her forthrightness, kindness, and willingness to help others, and is called “Older Sister” by fellow rights defenders. She was one of the...
[Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China] While serving time in Shandong’s Tengzhou Prison, at one point I lost contact with my family for 140 days. On October 19, 2009, I called my wife, Jiao Xia, and told her the “mystery of my disappearance” in the Tengzhou Prison. As it turned out,...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] I was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment because I reported on a luxurious office building constructed by the Tengzhou Municipal Government and Party Committee in Shandong Province. Since arriving in the Tengzhou Prison on August 8, 2008, I have personally...
Photo courtesy of Qi's lawyer Wang Quanzhang Qi Chonghuai (齐崇怀), a journalist with 14 years of experience, is best known for his exposés on official corruption and social injustice and has been called the “Anti-Corruption Reporter” and “Reporter of Conscience.” The publications he has worked for...
Tan Zuoren (谭作人) is a prominent environmental activist and writer from Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Tan is known for compiling a roster of the children who had died in the shoddily-built schoolhouses that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and publishing online a “ Citizens’ Independent...
The Kidnapping I have stayed in Northeast China for two weeks, filming during the daytime, and surfing the Internet at night. I know that after Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Prize, Beijing became very tense. After consulting with Teng Biao, 1 I decided to stay in his office in Wangjing, a suburb...


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