Authorities arrested Xu Zhiyong, a Beijing attorney known for his anti-government views, on Tuesday July 16, seizing his telephones and computers in the process. Xu stands accused of disrupting the public order, even though he has been under house arrest for the past three months. Xu’s causes include representing the victims of the tainted milk powder scandal in 2008, campaigning for officials to disclose their wealth, and publicly calling for the release of imprisoned activists.
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Every week, China Program’s Senior Advisor Dr. Robert A. Kapp compiles a reading list and provides commentary, for you to better understand China.
Robert A. Kapp is senior advisor to the China Program at the Carter Center. He has been principal of Robert A. Kapp and Associates, a business consulting firm, since 2004. From 1994 through 2004 he served as President of the United States-China Business Council…