A protest against domestic violence in Beijing in 2012 involving Li Tingting (left) and Wei Tingting (right), two of the activists now detained. Photo: Simon SongA protest against domestic violence in Beijing in 2012 involving Li Tingting (left) and Wei Tingting (right), two of the activists now detained. Photo: Simon Song
A protest against domestic violence in Beijing in 2012 involving Li Tingting (left) and Wei Tingting (right), two of the activists now detained. Photo: Simon Song

In Xi Jinping's crackdown on civil society, even women's rights activists aren't spared

Chang Ping says the detention of five activists marks a milestone in Xi's crackdown on dissent

A protest against domestic violence in Beijing in 2012 involving Li Tingting (left) and Wei Tingting (right), two of the activists now detained. Photo: Simon SongA protest against domestic violence in Beijing in 2012 involving Li Tingting (left) and Wei Tingting (right), two of the activists now detained. Photo: Simon Song
A protest against domestic violence in Beijing in 2012 involving Li Tingting (left) and Wei Tingting (right), two of the activists now detained. Photo: Simon Song
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