Petitioners gather outside the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in a May 2016 protest over university admissions. Photo: Handout

Fewer Chinese citizens filing petitions against authorities as Beijing tries to curb use

Number of people contacting complaints offices fall by a quarter compared with 2013, but expert warns figures may not give full picture

Topic |   Human rights in China

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Petitioners gather outside the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in a May 2016 protest over university admissions. Photo: Handout
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Jun Mai

Jun Mai

Jun Mai is an award-winning journalist covering China's political and social news. He writes about China's elite politics, general policies and social activism. He is currently based in Beijing.