Wang Qingying (王清营) was criminally detained on May 16, 2014 by police from the Baiyun District in Guangzhou on suspicion of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles." Prior to his detention, plainclothes men searched Wang's home without showing ID cards or search warrants. They took away mobile phones and computers.
Wang lost his teaching post at Huali College of Guangdong Industrial University after signing Charter 08. He is also closely associated with Tang Jingling’s “Non-violent Citizens’ Disobedience Movement.”