To Be a Citizen Who Speaks Up and Has an Attitude: Lawyer Ding Jiaxi Speaks from Prison
Aside from this, my deepest feeling has been that there is a bright side to every misfortune, and being in prison has been a type of blessing from which I have gained a new understanding of destiny, of life, of my country, and of responsibility. I have had no regrets for what I have done, either before or now.
Ding Jiaxi is a lawyer and a prominent figure within the New Citizens Movement which campaigned for greater transparency among Chinese Communist Party officials, greater equality within the education system as well as for Constitutional Government. In 2012 and 2013, he participated in a number of small protests in Beijing calling on Chinese officials to reveal their personal assets.