China should be proud of Wang Quanzhang – instead it persecutes him

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The human rights lawyer has been detained on baseless charges. Beijing should drop them and uphold the rule of law

Last July, the Chinese government launched its most widespread crackdown on rule of law advocates in decades, detaining some 300 rights defenders. Some have been held incommunicado since, with lawyers and family members trying to visit them in detention being told to look elsewhere.

Meanwhile, state media has been given exclusive access to parade many activists as criminals on television before their trial.

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At trial, imaginary ‘hostile foreign forces’ will likely be blamed for Wang’s equally imaginary crimes

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