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Wang Qingying

Wang Qingying

AFP Report

China jails three activists for trying to start civil disobedience movement

NYT Report

Trial of Chinese Rights Campaigners on Subversion Charges Continues

Wang Qingying is a former teacher and a proponent of non-violent civil disobedience in China. He was fired from his univeristy job after signing Charter 08, an internet campaign which was launched on 9 December 2008 calling for political reforms to promote human rights and democracy.


Chinese HRDs face intimidation, harassment, house arrest, abductions, torture and imprisonment. They also work under very restrictive legislation, including laws which criminalize all unauthorized demonstrations and require government sponsorship for NGO registration, which is refused to any organisation touching on human rights issues. Widescale investigations into NGOs with links to overseas organisations took place in 2014 and 2015 resulting in harassment, detentions and forced closures.