China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

Chinese rights lawyer Xie Yanyi released on bail more than a year after crackdown

prominent human rights lawyer was released on bail yesterday after a year and half in detention in a crackdown on activist lawyers. "Xie Yanyi was among hundreds of people detained in the so-called '709' crackdown, referring to the date in July 2015 when the arrests began," Mimi Lau writes. He was charged with subverting state power in January 2016 in Tianjin, a port city near Beijing. The terms of his release and bail are not clear.
10 months ago
Jiayun Feng
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox