Yang Shaozheng

In 2017, Yang was informed that his undergraduate classes were to be terminated, and in 2018 he was expelled. He believes that his suspension is linked to a police… More

Writers at Risk Database

Liu Xiaobo

A pro-democracy activist and writer, Liu was arrested in 2009, charged with “inciting subversion of state power,” and sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2010 for penning seven… More

Dong Rubin Bianmin

After posting critical comments against Chinese authorities about alleged corruption, Dong was sentenced to six and a half years in prison in July 2014. Dong had predicted his arrest,… More

Writers at Risk Database

Guo Quan

Guo was reportedly released from prison in 2018 after serving a 10-year sentence for writing a series of articles titled “Herald of Democracy.” He went missing in late January… More

Hu Shigen

Hu was detained in July 2015 and police did not answer his family’s enquiries as to his whereabouts. He was formally arrested in January 2016 on suspicion of subverting… More

Jin Andi

After assisting between 2000 and 2010 in the editing and publication of articles critical of Jiang Zemin, the former Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Jin was sentenced to… More

Li Bifeng

In November 2012, Li was convicted of contract fraud and sentenced to 12 years in prison, though it is highly likely that he was politically targeted and charged in… More

Li Tie

Li was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2012 for ‘subversion of state power’ after writing a series of critical online essays and writings with pro-democracy leanings. He… More

Liu Xianbin

Liu was arrested in June 2010 in relation to articles he wrote calling for political reform. Upon arrest, his home was searched and his electronic devices were confiscated. His… More

Liu Tianyi Tianyi

Graphic novelist Tianyi was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison in 2018 for making and selling obscene material. Her self-published novel Gongzhan is about a forbidden… More