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Liu Yongze

Liu Dazhi 刘大志/Liu Yongze刘永泽

Changsha Funeng, Changsha Chunyu Mutual Aid Team

Liu Dazhi (刘大志, also known as Liu Yongze刘永泽) joined the public interest advocacy NGO Changsha Funeng in 2017 as a full time staff. He is also a volunteer and co-founder of the Changsha Chunyu Mutual Aid Team, which campaigns for the rights of workers, victims of occupational diseases and their children, and other vulnerable groups in need of legal aid. In recent years, Liu Dazhi has filed formal requests for government information disclosures, as a means to hold local government offices accountable for environmental issues such as transparency of data on tap water quality and improper disposal of biomedical waste. Wuge Jianxiong is new to the field of public interest law and his role at Changsha Funeng mainly involves working with lawyers.


Chinese human rights defenders work across a wide spectrum of issues, engaging with rights violators on numerous levels. Many of China’s most prominent and most stringently prosecuted defenders have worked to protect the health and well-being of victims of physically harmful government and corporate practice, including forced abortion, food health scandals, environmental pollution, and corrupt or negligent government action leading to preventable loss of life.