This year marks the hundreth anniversary of the May Fourth Movement, an event which is portrayed by the CCP as being a step on the revolutionary ladder towards communism. In reality, however, it signalled the advent of Chinese nationalism. The May Fourth Movement was a series of protests, beginning in Beijing and spreading across the […]Read more "“Everything is fine”"
“The greatest human right is the people’s right to a happy life […] Chinese people are willing to work with people from every country to establish a global human rights governance that is fairer, more reasonable, and more inclusive.” Xi Jinping, in a 10 December 2018 letter commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Xinhua/CCDI. […]Read more "A Happy Life"
The harassment and detention of human rights lawyers in China continues at an alarming rate. Most notable in recent months has been the arbitrary detentions of Chen Jiangang and that of his former client Xie Yang, who is himself a rights lawyer. Xie was accused of ‘subverting state power’, and claimed to have been detained […]Read more "An Endangered Species"
A fisherman in Hebei province in central China has had his environmental litigation claim against two steel companies and the local authorities that allegedly allowed them to pollute accepted by a high court in Hebei, reports Caixin Global. Feng Jun claims that the steel plants set up on the banks of the Baoqiu River in […]Read more "Hebei Environmental Litigation Test Case"