Category: Zhang Zhan

Congressional Commission Nominates Chinese Democratic Activists for Nobel Peace Prize

On the 34th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a U.S. congressional panel nominated Chinese democratic activists for the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize. Thirty-four years ago, on June 3, 1989, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders ordered the military to remove the student-led demonstrators who had occupied Tiananmen Square for nearly two months demanding democracy in China….


China’s Dismal Press Freedom Score Highlights Brutal Treatment of Whistleblowers

Press freedom in China reached a record low during the pandemic, according to a new survey. China’s dismal status when it comes to freedom to report raises concerns about citizen journalists who are in the cross hairs of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In its 2023 World Press Freedom Index, released on May 3, Reporters…


Journalist Group Urges China to Free Ailing Citizen Journalist Jailed Over COVID-19 Reporting

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday urged Beijing to release a dangerously ill Chinese citizen journalist who was imprisoned over her reporting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zhang, a 38-year-old former lawyer, began reporting on the ground in Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s outbreak, in early February 2020. She was handed a four-year jail sentence on…


Getting Answers From China on Its ‘Disappeared Dissidents:’ Is China in Economic Crisis?

Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan has been jailed since May 2020 after filming and reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic from Wuhan. Chinese human-rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, who has long defended activists and the civil rights of religious minorities, has been “disappeared” since 2017. What point of leverage could the world use to compel the Chinese Communist…


UN and EU Urge China to Free Seriously Ill Journalist Jailed Over Wuhan Outbreak Reporting

The United Nations and the European Union renewed their call for Beijing to immediately release a dangerously ill journalist who was imprisoned over her reporting during the early days of the pandemic. Zhang Zhan, a 38-year-old woman, who has been detained in Shanghai since May 2020, can barely walk or raise her head without assistance…


Chinese Regime Uses COVID-19 QR Code to Restrain Rights Lawyers’ Mobility

The Chinese regime is using the COVID-19 “health code” for pandemic control and as a means for social control. Recently, several rights lawyers and legal experts have revealed that their health codes suddenly changed from green to red without any reason. They could not travel freely and were put in forced quarantine. The Chinese communist…


Washington ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Health of Jailed Chinese Citizen Journalist Who Covered Wuhan Outbreak

The U.S. State Department said on Nov. 8 it is “deeply concerned” about the deteriorating health of citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who has been on a prolonged hunger strike and has been force-fed while imprisoned for reporting on the early days of the pandemic in China. “According to multiple reports citing her relatives’ comments, Ms….


Washington ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Health of Jailed Chinese Citizen Journalist, Calls for Immediate Release

The U.S. State Department said on Nov. 8 it is “deeply concerned” about the deteriorating health of citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who has been undertaking a hunger strike yet force-fed during her detention for reporting on the early days of the global pandemic in China. “According to multiple reports citing her relatives’ comments, Ms. Zhang…


Jailed Chinese Journalist Who Reported on Wuhan Outbreak Might Not Survive the Winter, Family Says

A family member of a jailed citizen journalist in China has warned that she may not survive the winter as a result of a 16-month hunger strike and the resultant force feeding. Zhang Zhan, a 38-year-old former lawyer, was sentenced last December to a 4-year prison term for reporting on the early stages of the…


Journalist Group Calls for Release of 11 in China Who Supplied Pandemic Photos to The Epoch Times

A journalist group is calling for the release of 11 Chinese citizens who were detained after providing photos to the Chinese-language edition of The Epoch Times shedding light on the pandemic. The 11 are all adherents of the Falun Gong, a spiritual practice that has been heavily persecuted by the communist regime for decades. They…