China tries two activists attempting to form independent party
Trial of dissident Chinese writer Lu Gengsong opens as curbs tighten on dissent
If one must find a ‘one and only legal government,’ then from a historical perspective and from the aspect of legally constituted authority, this ‘one and only legal government’ can only be the government of the Republic of China, and not the government of the People's Republic of China.
Lü Gengsong is a freelance writer who has highlighted corruption and illegal evictions on the part of the Chinese authorities, and who has frequently spoken out on behalf of petitioners whose rights have been violated. He is also an active member of the Zhejiang Branch of the China Democracy Party.
He was previously arrested in 2007 and sentenced in 2008 to four years' imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power”. Prior to his arrest, Lü Gengsong had written extensively on political reform, corruption within the Chinese Communist Party, and had also exposed numerous human rights abuses occurring in Zhejiang province. Upon his release in 2011, Lü Gengsong resumed his work in defence of human rights and his participation in the local chapter of the China Democracy Party. He initiated various online appeals, campaigns and open letters to expose rights violations and demanding political reform. He also opposed China's membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council.