Bai Jiemin poses for a photo with a New York police officer outside the United Nations headquarters in 2017. Photo: Handout

Free from Chinese repression, desperate dissidents in US cling to tradition of petitioning to air grievances

  • An attempt to win the attention of Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He in Washington last month puts a protester in legal jeopardy
  • Despite slim chances of success, two petitioners who have fled China go to great lengths to make their voices heard
Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Bai Jiemin poses for a photo with a New York police officer outside the United Nations headquarters in 2017. Photo: Handout
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.