• Dec 16 2014
  • 10:14am
"rule by law" (法制) and "rule of law" (法治)
There is a confusion of "rule by law" (法制) and "rule of law" (法治) in Chinese Context. Their meanings are totally different. Rule of law is the respect for law, ...
  • Dec 16 2014
  • 9:24am
Holiday Trials & Other Moves Possible for Detained Activists & Lawyers
Holiday Trials & Other Moves Possible for Detained Activists & Lawyers Five activists and lawyers seized since the spring of 2013 may face trial soon, according to CHRD so...
  • Dec 7 2014
  • 12:14pm
Human Rights Day solidarity vigil in London. Reclaiming Peoples' Future, in Solidarity and Defiance!
"Solidarity" written in Chinese, Uyghur and Tibetan scripts. Join us on 10 Dec, 6-9pm, outside Chinese Embassy in London: Reclaiming Peoples' Rights and Future, in So...
  • Dec 4 2014
  • 10:36pm
A partial list of detained after expressing support for Hong Kong Democracy 4 Dec 2014
Updated on 4 Dec 2014 Activists  in China have been detained for  expressing support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. 109 people have been detained sin...
  • Dec 4 2014
  • 1:19pm
Nip any independent and dissident activities and voice in bud: the New Repressive Methods and Old Totalitarian institutions
After Xi Jinping came to power, Chinese regime has nipped any potential activity in bud, by  the new repressive methods and old totalitarian institutions. Law  is  o...
  • Nov 20 2014
  • 12:33pm
Journalist Gao Yu, human rights lawyers Pu Zhiqiang and Tang Jingling, signatories of Charter 08, could face harsher charges
Journalist Gao Yu (高瑜), human rights lawyers Pu Zhiqiang  浦志强  and Tang Jingling (唐荆陵), signatories of Charter 08  could face harsher charges. #China #h...
  • Nov 11 2014
  • 6:33pm
A partial list of detained after expressing support for #HK Democracy 24 November
Updated on 24 November 2014 Activists  in China have been detained for  expressing support for the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests. In total, 101 people have been deta...
  • Nov 6 2014
  • 2:21pm
[CHRB] Women’s Rights Defenders Face Reprisals Over UN Review (10/31-11/6/2014)
Contents Reprisals Against Activists Women Rights Defenders Face Reprisals Over UN CEDAW Review Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment & Punishmen...
  • Nov 6 2014
  • 2:14pm
Individuals Detained in Mainland China for Supporting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests
A number of Chinese citizens have faced reprisals for supporting the Hong Kong protests for universal suffrage, which began in September 2014. The occupation of several areas in th...
  • Nov 6 2014
  • 1:58pm
Watch List of Detainees and Prisoners of Conscience in Need of Medical Attention
Depriving medical treatment to individuals in custody is a life-threatening form of torture. Authorities’ failure or refusal to provide adequate medical care for detainees vi...
Tiananmen Demonstrations in Beijing 1989

About me

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in the London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, law in PRC and Hong Kong, Autonomy & Sovereignty & Self-Determination, international Human Rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Forthcoming publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).