Hu Jia

Activists 'detained while celebrating Hu Jia’s birthday'

Hu Jia, the well-known human rights activist. Photo: Simon Song

Shenzhen police detained prominent activists Hu Jia, Teng Biao and more than a dozen supporters for several hours on Thursday night in Shenzhen, apparently over suspicions they were using Hu’s 40th birthday dinner as a rallying point to fight for the release of legal scho

Saturday, 27 July, 2013, 2:45am 3 comments

Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

Xi Jinping and Denis Sassou Nguesso, the president of the Republic of Congo, inaugurate the China-Republic of Congo Friendship Hospital in Brazzaville, March 30, 2013. (Photo: Xinhua)

EconomyCaijingGuangdong says its pension fund is riddled with massive hidden debt.Financial Times

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chris Buckley clarifies his situation after sudden departure from Beijing

While Buckley was not expelled as has been written elsewhere, it seems clear Beijing was intent on removing the widely respected journalist.

1 Jan 2013 - 9:06am 1 comment

Activists break security cordon around Liu Xia

This screen grab taken from a video released to AFP on December 31, 2012 courtesy of Chinese dissident Hu Jia shows Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, talking to visitors in her room in Beijing on December 28, 2012. Photo: AFP

Dramatic video footage emerged Monday of one of China’s top dissidents breaking through a security cordon to reach the wife of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who is herself under house arrest.

31 Dec 2012 - 8:12pm

China dissident Hu Jia kept at home on UN Human Rights Day

Chinese dissident Hu Jia. Photo: Reuters

Chinese police barred prominent dissident Hu Jia from leaving home on Monday after he proposed marking UN Human Rights Day near the home of a jailed Nobel laureate’s wife, who is herself under house arrest.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hu Jia explains why mobile apps make activism spooky

"Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone."

The convergence of text and voice messaging in tools like WhatsApp, the well-known activist says, has made real-time surveillance not just possible but highly cost-effective.

15 Nov 2012 - 5:41pm

House-arrested Hu Jia gets a few surprise visitors

House-arrested Hu Jia gets a few surprise visitors

Giving the outside world some indication Hu may have called off his hunger strike 

25 Sep 2012 - 12:54pm

Hu Jia goes on hunger strike to free himself from house arrest

Hu Jia following his hunger strike in support of Hong Kong protestors.

His Wife Zeng recently relocated to Hong Kong

19 Sep 2012 - 8:57am

Chen ran for 20 hours to freedom

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, who made a dramatic escape from house arrest last week, endured a dangerous 20-hour ordeal before reaching supporters who spirited him away to Beijing, fellow activist Hu Jia said.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dissident 'questioned by police for seven hours'

Hu Jia, one of the mainland's most high-profile dissidents, said he was questioned by police for more than seven hours yesterday and warned that he could be detained again if he continues campaigning on behalf of fellow activists.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Activists object to secret detention bill

Mainland human rights lawyers and activists are voicing their concern about a proposed law that would legalise secret detentions.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I'm in a dilemma, no matter what her results are. Getting an excellent result only means she deserved more than now

Tse Cho-suen, whose daughter Summer, 18 (pictured), died in the Ma Tau Wai fire two weeks ago and would have received her A-Level results yesterday

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

I am a free man, my guards are not

Mainland activist Hu Jia says he used to be filled with vengeful thoughts when police came knocking on his door, followed him everywhere or held him in extrajudicial detention.

After 31/2 years in prison, Hu, one of the mainland's most high-profile dissidents, says his old hatred for them has gone.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Dissident Hu Jia goes from jail to hope

You wouldn't expect someone who has just been released from jail, put under house arrest and tailed by security men to be full of optimism.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hu Jia vows to continue his mission

One of the mainland's most high-profile dissidents, Hu Jia , vowed upon his release from jail yesterday that he would continue his activism, apparently unfettered by the heavy surveillance he was immediately placed under.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am