"I know there may be a day when I am sent to prison, but all that I do, I do with a clear conscience and heart. For myself, for my posterity, for the development of society, and in order that we may sooner reach an impartial justice, I do all this willingly".
Ding Lingjie is an editor for Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, an online platform documenting civil rights violations across China. In 2017, Ding Lingjie created a new social media platform entitled “Petitioner Voice” to highlight government oppression of petitioners, a highly persecuted body of Chinese citizens who travel to major cities to “petition” local issues at higher levels of government. The topics of Ding Lingjie’s written work ranges from human rights issues, such as Chinese judicial procedure, to victims of human rights abuses, including Liu Xiaobo, Liu Feiyue, and victims of China’s “709 crackdown”. Ding Lingjie is also a founder of the organization “China Human Rights Watch”, which has made repeated unsuccessful attempts to register itself with Chinese authorities.