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Zhou Shifeng, lawyer whose firm was at the center of a sweeping government crackdown on activists, receives 7-year prison sentence for subversion

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
hou's Beijing-based law firm, Fengrui, had a staff of nearly 100 and focused on politically sensitive cases that others wouldn't touch, including the defense of the artist Ai Weiwei and the assistance of victims of tainted infant formula.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.