Wu Lihong

Famed activist's appeal rejected

A mainland court has rejected the appeal of environmentalist Wu Lihong , upholding a three-year jail sentence for extortion and fraud for the famed activist, his wife said yesterday.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2007, 12:00am

No green award for whistle-blower

Jailed environmental whistle-blower Wu Lihong , who first revealed to the public the devastating algal bloom on Jiangsu's Tai Lake, is not in contention for this year's Green China People of the Year awards and could instead be named an environmental villain, an award organiser said yesterday.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Grime and punishment

Environmentalist Wu Lihong had warned for years that pollution in China's third-largest lake was building up to an environmental catastrophe. So when a massive algal bloom caused by excess chemicals cut off water to millions of people in one of the nation's most prosperous cities, it should have come as no surprise.

25 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Green website forced to delete stories on jailed activist

A Jiangsu environmental protection website has been told to ditch reports about jailed Tai Lake pollution campaigner Wu Lihong following his sentencing on Friday, a friend said yesterday.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Green activist sentenced to three years in jail for fraud, extortion

A mainland court yesterday sentenced Wu Lihong , one of the nation's best-known environmental activists, to three years in jail for defrauding and extorting money from companies, his wife said.

Wu's wife, Xu Jiehua , denied he was guilty and vowed to appeal against the sentence.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Tai Lake activist set to face trial, says wife

Environmental activist Wu Lihong will go on trial on Friday after an earlier hearing was postponed, his wife said yesterday.

8 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Tai Lake activist broke the law, says official

The state environmental watchdog denied yesterday that Tai Lake anti-pollution warrior Wu Lihong had been arrested for his anti-pollution activism, saying he had broken the law.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Activist tortured by police, claims wife

Tai Lake anti-pollution warrior Wu Lihong has been tortured by Yixing police since he was arrested in April on blackmail charges, his wife and lawyer alleged yesterday.

Wu's Beijing lawyer, Zhu Xiaoyan , said she was only allowed to see her client for the first time on Wednesday, even though Wu had been in custody for more than six weeks.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Residents blame lake crisis on officials

Algae blooms in city's water source after authorities fail to act, say locals

While authorities yesterday tried to deal with a tap-water crisis in Wuxi , Jiangsu , residents were quick to blame them for failing to deal with pollution problems leading up to the incident.

Few took at face value government assurances that their tap water was safe to drink.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Activist is barred from seeing his lawyer, wife

Police in Zhejiang province have refused to allow prominent Tai Lake activist Wu Lihong to meet his lawyer despite detaining him for more than three weeks.

His wife, Xu Jiehua said Yixing police had refused to let her or a lawyer from Beijing visit Wu, who was arrested on April 13.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Battle to restore lake's lost beauty

Eco-warrior Wu Lihong has made it his life's mission to clean up Tai Lake.

The native of Zhoutie township in Yixing, Jiangsu, has spent the past 16 years encouraging polluting factories and bureaucrats to clean up the shores and waters of the once-beautiful lake - China's third-largest body of fresh water.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am