Chinese court hands down harsh jail sentences to New Citizen Movement activists
Liu Ping's Christmas in Jail
In order to defend my lawful labour rights, I have been forced from being an obedient, CCTV-watching subject, to being a petitioner. In the pursuit of justice, I have been transformed into a citizen.
Liu Ping is a former independent election candidate to the National People's Congress who in recent years has been active in various areas of human rights defence. In late 2012 she began pushing for Communist Party officials to make public their assets in an effort to battle corruption and promote transparency.