Chinese Christian activist Gou Hongguo sentenced by court for discussing political issues with other activists
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Social constructs determine what candidates have a winning face for elections in particular votes
Opposition pushing Taiwanese negative voting campaign as solution to damaging period of gridlock
The Chinese still consider themselves to be the sole legal representatives of Taiwan, officially the 23rd province of China. But as this year’s elections continue to show, trying to bring the former territories back into China’s sphere of influence will be difficult.
China leaders’ hardline in Hong Kong giving Taiwan voters second thoughts on neighbor’s intentions
Please rescue Wang Bingzhang, for he is the pioneer and the leader of China’s democratic movement. Please rescue Wang Bingzhang, because while his fate is shared by numerous democracy activists; his freedom would also pave the way for more Chinese people’s freedom.
On February 2003, Dr. Wang Bingzhang was given a one-day trial held behind closed doors, during which he was not allowed to speak, no evidence was presented, and no witnesses were called. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment
Dr. Wang BingZhang: ‘The road ahead will be thorny and arduous, but it will be the road to light and hope.’
Taiwan’s political life given jolt by creativity of man protesting ambitious development project by holding tree top protest vigil near construction site
Chen Guangcheng, China’s blind lawyer visits Taiwan to get support for his national reform crusade