12:00am

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Today on Your Call: What is the state of activism and dissent in China?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how the government is responding to democracy grassroots movement in China. Recently, prominent Chinese activist and human rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of “gathering a crowd to disturb public order.” Many other activists  have been harassed or arrested. What is the state of activism for human rights and social justice in China? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

Guests:

Renee Xia, international director of Chinese Human Rights Defenders Network

Paul Mooney, award-winning freelance journalist

Phelim Kine, deputy director in Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division.

Web Resources:

Nieman Reports: The state of journalism in China, 25 years after Tiananmen

Quartz: Despite a landmark discrimination lawsuit, China’s workplace is more stacked against women then ever

Foreign Policy: A Dream Deferred: How a recent exposé vindicates activist Xu Zhiyong's vision for China

Chinese Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Watch: World Report 2013: China

Washington Post: In China’s war on bad air, government decision to release data gives fresh hope

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