Hu Yong: No, Pu Zhiqiang’s Release Is Not A Victory

By Hu Yong published on December 30th on China File Translated by Eleanor Goodman Pu Zhiqiang is a well-known Chinese human rights lawyer and outspoken intellectual who has taken on many precedent-setting cases defending freedom and protecting civil liberties. But his...

Ai Weiwei: Courage on Trial in China

By Ai Wei Wei. Published on The New York Times on Dec 22, 2015. BERLIN — In April 2011, I was kidnapped by the Chinese undercover police at a Beijing airport and detained at a secret location for 81 days. After my release, the government charged me with tax evasion,...

Lawyer Shang Baojun’s Defense Statement

Published on China Digital Times. Following his trial on December 14, rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang was given a three-year suspended sentence for “inciting ethnic hatred” and “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” after spending 19 months in detention. Attorney Shang...