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Opinion: The prosecution of human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is baseless, and subversion charges against him should be dropped to show that China can uphold the rule of law

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
ang Quanzhang was detained in the July 2015 crackdown on rights activists and will be tried for his defense work with Falun Gong practitioners. "It didn’t seem to matter that these actions aren’t illegal, that Wang has broken no laws," write Michael Caster and Peter Dahlin.
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.