Democratic And Political Reform
Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China
Translation by Human Rights in China
October 2, 1968 Born in Suining, Sichuan Province. September 1987 Enrolled in the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University in Beijing. April–June 1989
[Wu Zeheng] After proposing, in 1998 and 1999, government reforms, including greater government transparency, establishing non-Party oversight bodies, and ending corruption, Wu Zeheng, a Guangdong-based Buddhist leader, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on the charges of "illegal business" and "...
Introduction by China Labour Bulletin *
It is well known that the Chinese government’s budgetary process is a messy one. The concept of a “budget” in China includes: a formal and legal budget; an official but quasi-legal extra-budget; and an informal, occasionally illegal, extra-extra budget. The government budget is thus a complex mix...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) : You are an astute observer of China’s political landscape. Can you share with us some of the major social and political trends that you see?
On December 17, 2010, a Tunisian street peddler was mistreated by a law-enforcement officer. The incident prompted a non-violent resistance movement among citizens, which evolved into a “Jasmine Revolution.” This Jasmine Revolution not only peacefully changed the regimes of Tunisia and Egypt, but...
China’s fledgling Jasmine Revolution was barely more than a whisper on Twitter when Chinese authorities moved into action, detaining a number of prominent rights lawyers, activists, and netizens in an effort to nip the “revolution” in the bud. 1