Guo Jianmei (centre) with Hillary Clinton (left) and then secretary of state Madeleine Albright in Beijing on February 22, 1998. Photo: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre Guo Jianmei (centre) with Hillary Clinton (left) and then secretary of state Madeleine Albright in Beijing on February 22, 1998. Photo: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre
Guo Jianmei (centre) with Hillary Clinton (left) and then secretary of state Madeleine Albright in Beijing on February 22, 1998. Photo: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre

Leading woman’s rights group to shut down as China tightens squeeze on civil society

Activists and NGOs taken by surprise when Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre announces it will close after 20 years

Topic |   Human rights in China
Guo Jianmei (centre) with Hillary Clinton (left) and then secretary of state Madeleine Albright in Beijing on February 22, 1998. Photo: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre Guo Jianmei (centre) with Hillary Clinton (left) and then secretary of state Madeleine Albright in Beijing on February 22, 1998. Photo: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre
Guo Jianmei (centre) with Hillary Clinton (left) and then secretary of state Madeleine Albright in Beijing on February 22, 1998. Photo: Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counselling and Service Centre
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