Gao Zhisheng

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng says China violated his US freedom deal

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng (centre) appears before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee. Photo: EPA

The Chinese human rights activist at the centre of a diplomatic crisis a year ago on Tuesday accused Beijing of reneging on the agreement that freed him and urged the United States to intervene.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Letters to the Editor, February 18, 2013

Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Photo: AP

It is common for employees in Hong Kong to work long hours. There appears to be no change in this state of affairs despite efforts by the government to change the working culture.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am 1 comment

Hope against hope for Gao Zhisheng's freedom

Hope against hope for Gao Zhisheng's freedom

Experience with the Chinese justice system teaches that the illegal detention of Gao Zhisheng will continue into the new year. Nevertheless, it would be nice to be proved wrong.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:25am

Man on a mission

When Bob Fu set up his ChinaAid Association in 2002, his main mission was to advance religious freedom on the mainland. Instead, it's his constant involvement in the rescue of Chinese dissidents that has put him in the international spotlight.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Harmful effects

On December 22, 2006, a Beijing court sentenced Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to three years in prison for 'inciting subversion', the charge frequently used to silence independent voices like that of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. But the court suspended Gao's sentence subject to five years of probation.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Is China's glass half empty or half full?

Thesis: China is a ruthless dictatorship that denies its people their basic rights, jails and tortures its critics, destroys its natural environment, rewrites history, manipulates its currency and global trade rules and bullies neighbouring states. Corruption exists at almost every level of officialdom.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

[Giving birth] was very painful, but when I saw her face, I felt very touched. I told myself that it was worth going through all that pain

Li Yuanna, who gave birth to daughter Pak Sze-nga on New Year's Day

I received the decision letter this morning saying Gao Zhisheng is in Shaya prison in Xinjiang

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Missing dissident back in prison

Gao Zhisheng, a dissident lawyer whose 20-month disappearance drew international condemnation, has been sent back to prison by a Beijing court, state media reported.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Under attack

Mainland human rights lawyers we have met can only envy how lawyers in Hong Kong and in democratic countries are able to defend their clients in court without facing revenge by the government. The most famous Chinese human rights lawyer is Gao Zhisheng.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Family begs for lawyer's return

The elder brother of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has posted an online search notice for his brother, who has been missing for more than a year.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Silence of the dissidents

Fan Yafeng, a respected legal advocate, received a call inviting him to the local police station for a chat.

When he got there, a hood was thrown over his head. He was shoved into a car and taken to an undisclosed place. Fan was forced to sit motionless for more than 10 hours and was beaten if he moved.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Suffer the little children

Grace Geng used to be a cheerful, outgoing girl, but now, aged 18, instead of dreaming about what life might hold for her, she is suffering from depression and is constantly anxious about her missing father.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

China must honour pledge before Games

On April 30, 100 days before the Beijing Olympics, I moved a motion debate in the Legislative Council about human rights in China and the right of Hong Kong Chinese to enter the mainland. It was voted down by pro-Beijing legislators.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Activist jailed for subversion

Case condemned as pre-Olympic crackdown; court calls term lenient

Prominent human rights activist Hu Jia was jailed yesterday for 31/2 years after being found guilty of 'subverting the state', a verdict that drew international condemnation.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Jailed dissident 'too tired' to appeal

Dissident Guo Feixiong has abandoned plans to appeal against his five-year prison sentence because of the physical and psychological toll wreaked by 14 months in detention, his lawyer and wife said yesterday.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am