The Dissident’s Wife – more example of the systematic nature of human right’s abuses in China

March 27, 2011 The Dissident’s Wife By GENG HE San Francisco WITH the world’s attention on the uprisings in the Middle East, repressive regimes elsewhere are taking the opportunity to tighten their grip on power. In China, human rights activists have been disappearing since a call went out last month for a Tunisian-style “Jasmine Revolution.”Continue reading “The Dissident’s Wife – more example of the systematic nature of human right’s abuses in China”

HR Lawyer TENG Biao: “A Hole To Bury You” … or not.

I thought I would share this personal and touching account of TENG Biao’s experience with being beaten and harassed in a local police station in Beijing. Brings to mind Wu’s case, as there are similarities in the way both men were handled, but if they let up on TENG because of his credentials, then whyContinue reading “HR Lawyer TENG Biao: “A Hole To Bury You” … or not.”

Re-visiting the 008 International Artist Community – what once were art studios.

The other day, while running an errand, I decided to drive by the place which was once the 008 International Artist Community, sections A, B, and C (Wu Yuren used to live in section C, which is now abandoned, but still sort of standing. The other two sections are completely demolished and all debris removed,Continue reading “Re-visiting the 008 International Artist Community – what once were art studios.”

Debrief from Li Fangping’s January 10th visit to Wu Yuren

Chaoyang District Detention Center, 11:30 am   Today Lawyer Li Fangping went in to see Wu Yuren at the detention center, not specifically for anything, but to see how he was as he hadn’t visited him in close to a month. Li Fangping asked me to produce a small photo of Hannah so that theContinue reading “Debrief from Li Fangping’s January 10th visit to Wu Yuren”

Ai Weiwei’s NEVER SORRY doc teaser – interesting!

Take a look at this ‘teaser’ for the upcoming vid documentary on Ai Weiwei by Alison Klaymon. Looking forward to see the entire thing, but interesting to see this preview as it also includes a split second images of Wu and other’s march on Chang’an Avenue, Beijing, on February 22nd, 2010. http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/2011/01/06/video-ai-weiwei-never-sorry-documentary-teaser/

Li Fangping into see Wu Yuren on Monday, Jan 10th

Lawyer Li Fangping is planning to visit Wu Yuren on Monday, January 1oth at 9:30am, to see how he is doing and to check and confirm if he has indeed received any of the holiday greeting cards, that so many friends and folks from around the world have mailed in. Let’s see what the outcomeContinue reading “Li Fangping into see Wu Yuren on Monday, Jan 10th”

Dawu’s Case Now in Prosecution Stage …

Not that we were ever really informed, but Dawu’s case is now at the prosecution stage … what does this mean, exactly? Well, not sure, but apparently the lawyer is supposed to be able to apply to view the defendant’s pieces of evidence. Ok, sounds simple enough. NOT! We are having a bit of toughContinue reading “Dawu’s Case Now in Prosecution Stage …”

Beijing City Officials Letter Writing Campaign – finished!

Today I finished of the 5 letters to the Beijing City Government Officials, a project which was highly recommended by lawyer LI Fangping. So, via EMS, the following Chinese Government officials will be receiving a letter outlining the case of WU Yuren, in both English and Chinese: 1. LIU Qi – Party Chief of BeijingContinue reading “Beijing City Officials Letter Writing Campaign – finished!”

Meeting with PSB – September 27th, 2010 Beijing

Yesterday I met with the PSB, as they had called me at 6 pm on Sunday to ‘have a chat about my husband’s situation’. Ok, to be honest, i was a bit scared, as they insisted that i come alone. Good thing the location was not in a back alley or some tea shop …Continue reading “Meeting with PSB – September 27th, 2010 Beijing”