Wang Jing is an independent journalist who, amongst other reporting, has contributed articles to 64Tianwang, an independent human rights website operating in mainland China. The human rights defender has reported on a number of human rights-related issues in China, and has paid special attention to the plight of petitioners in the country. Petitioners are those who petition higher authorities for redress of local grievances after local authorities have ignored their requests for justice. They are often met with violence, illegal detentions and forced to return to their homes.
According to family members, Wang Jing suffers from poor health and has a brain tumour.