Tang Baiqiao, a Chinese democracy activist living in California, is a staunch supporter of US President Donald Trump. Photo: Handout

Donald Trump, human rights activist? Meet the Chinese dissidents sticking up for the US president

  • Inspired by escalation of Washington actions against Beijing, some dissidents see Trump as their best ally for political reform in China
  • Supporters include famed activist Chen Guangcheng, 1989 protesters and signatories of the Charter 08 pro-democracy manifesto
Topic |   Human rights in China

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Tang Baiqiao, a Chinese democracy activist living in California, is a staunch supporter of US President Donald Trump. 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.