torsdag 29. september 2016

Beijing’s Disturbing Turn Against Personal Freedoms

In February 2015, a group of about 15 people met at a restaurant in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. This past August, four of the attendees were convicted by the Tianjin Second Intermediate People’s Court of “subversion of state power,” and details from their conversation were used as evidence against them. In the last three decades, China has made the world marvel at an economic miracle that has brought hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty. The quality of life for millions of Chinese people has skyrocketed in just a generation. Read more