Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua. Photos: SCMP Pictures

Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists

Three participants of campaign for official transparency receive the toughest prison sentences so far in authorities' crackdown on the group

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Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua. Photos: SCMP Pictures
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Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui