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China Democracy Activist Guo Quan Sentenced 10 Years for Subversion

Posted by Author on October 20, 2009


NTDTV, 2009-10-20 –

A former Chinese judge and university professor has been found guilty of “subversion of state power” and given a 10-year prison sentence. Guo Quan had challenged China’s one-party rule.

Guo had been detained several times since 2007 for things like posting articles on the Internet that called for a democratic system in China. In 2008, he founded the New Democracy Party of China.

Guo’s online postings eventually became a target of China’s Internet police, and he was fired from his job at Nanjing Normal University. Last November, he was arrested in Nanjing and has been detained ever since.

On Friday, the Suqian Intermediate People’s Court in Jiangsu Province found Guo guilty of so-called “subversion of state power.” The ill-defined charge is often used by the communist regime to suppress political dissidents.

One legal expert told Sound of Hope Radio that the verdict is against China’s own constitution.

[Professor Zhang Zanning, Chinese Law Expert]:
“This is like the modern literary inquisition. Legally, it doesn’t have a foot to stand on. Doesn’t China’s constitution allow the freedom of expression and the freedom of association? So this verdict violates the constitution.”

NTDTV

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China Professor Arrested for Democracy Activities

Posted by Author on November 15, 2008


By Gu Qinger, Epoch Times Staff, Nov 14, 2008 –

Associate professor of Nanjing Normal University and deputy chairman of the China New Democracy party, Guo Quan, was arrested in Nanjing City yesterday morning and charged with subversion of state power.

“He was arrested as he was taking our child out the door around 8:00a.m.,” said Guo’s wife, Li Jing. “[Police] showed his mother an arrest warrant which read ‘subversion of state power.’ I was not very clear what happened then. The police held me this morning in Gulou police station, and I was questioned before my release. About twenty policemen raided our house and took away his belongings.”

“He could be sentenced for subversion of state power,” police told Li Jing.

Two days ago, Guo posted on the Internet that he would file a case with two other dissidents: Wang Zhaojun, standing member of the Anhui Province Political Consultative Commission, and Zheng Cunzhu, a contact person for the China Democracy Party in the U.S. The case targeted NetEasy.net, a Chinese company on the U.S. stock market that promised to assist the Chinese authorities to filter contents related to Guo and his colleagues.

But that might not be the direct cause of Guo’s arrest. “Guo has been writing articles advocating Chinese democracy over the years and collaborating with overseas dissidents,” explained Zheng. “For example, he wrote a famous open letter to Chinese leaders calling for the establishment of a multiparty democracy in China on November 14 in 2007.”

– The Epochtimes: Deputy Chairman of China New Democracy Party Arrested

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Founder of Un-official China Democracy Party Detained For Comments On Earthquake

Posted by Author on May 23, 2008


Jonathan Watts in Beijing, guardian.co.uk, UK, Wednesday May 21 2008-

Chinese police have detained a political dissident because of remarks he made about the government’s handling of the Sichuan earthquake, according to his family and supporters.

Guo Quan, the founder of the China Democracy party, was seized outside his home by seven or eight police officers four days ago. They searched his house and confiscated his computer.

“They waited outside and caught him as he was taking our child to school,” said his wife Li Jing.

The following day, police officers told Li that her husband was being detained for at least 10 days because of false information he posted online.

It was unclear which comments upset the authorities. Guo has written a string of critical articles on the communist one-party political system. He was stripped of his professorial post at Nanjing university last year.

In the past week, he is said to have raised questions about the emergency services’ response to the quake and the safety of nuclear facilities in Sichuan. Fellow members of his small party believe his detention is connected to last week’s disaster.

“We think the authorities are taking revenge on Guo for remarks he made about disaster relief after the great Sichuan earthquake,” the group said in an online statement.

– Original report from The Guardian: China dissident held ‘for criticising quake response’

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Google Faces Lawsuit From Chinese Dissident

Posted by Author on February 4, 2008


By Mure Dickie in Beijing, The Financial Times, UK, February 2 2008-

A Chinese scholar who -challenged the communist government by setting up a democratic opposition party has vowed to sue US internet company Google for excising his name from its local search results.

Guo Quan’s condemnation of Google comes amid a renewed drive by Chinese authorities to clamp down on dissent ahead of the Beijing Olympics that has seen the arrest of Hu Jia, one of China’s best-known human rights activists.

The threatened lawsuit by Mr Guo, a former Nanjing university professor, highlights the anger felt by some reform-minded Chinese at the willingness of foreign companies to bow to censorship in order to gain access to China’s tightly restricted internet market.

“To make money, Google has become a servile Pekingese dog wagging its tail at the heels of the Chinese communists,” Mr Guo wrote in an open letter announcing his plan to sue the US search company.

The excision of Mr Guo’s name from google.cn raises questions about Google’s censorship policy for the two-year-old website. Google had promised to inform users when it censored searches, using a tagline that says some results have been removed “in accordance with local laws, rules and policies”.

But entering Mr Guo’s name in google.cn yesterday yielded a webpage featuring only the message: “The information you searched for cannot be accessed. Please go back to google.cn and seek other information.”

Speaking through a public relations representative, Google China said yesterday that it would not comment on political or censorship issues.

The special action against Mr Guo’s name comes after he announced late last year the creation of the New Democracy party dedicated to ending China’s “one-party dictatorship”.

Baidu.com, the Nasdaq-listed Chinese search company, and the locally controlled Chinese arm of US portal Yahoo have also blocked all searches for Mr Guo’s name.

“Baidu is a Chinese company, so I can understand how it is coerced by the Chinese Communist party,” Mr Guo wrote.

“But Google follows the party’s orders even though it is a US company, so I’m suing.”

Google’s actions had harmed the eponymous clothes company of which he was chairman – as well as the many other people in China who shared his name, said Mr Guo. A friend in the US would handle legal arrangements for his suit, he wrote, but gave no details.

Analysts say Beijing has been tightening controls on local media and the internet apparently in an effort to ensure political stability ahead of the Olympics in August.

Original report from The Financial Times

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Double Challenge to Communist Rule in China

Posted by Author on January 1, 2008


By Mure Dickie and Jamil Anderlini in Beijing, The Financial Times, December 26 2007-

In two highly unusual public challenges to core tenets of Communist rule in China, an academic has announced the launch of a democratic opposition party and farmers in four provinces have claimed ownership of land seized by local authorities.

Former Nanjing university professor Guo Quan on Wednesday claimed his “New Democracy party” enjoyed widespread backing for its goal of ending Communist “one-party dictatorship” and introducing multi-party elections. “We must join the global trend,” Mr Guo said. “China must move toward a democratic system.”

Separately, farmers in the provinces of Heilongjiang, Shaanxi, Jiangsu and the city of Tianjin have announced on the internet that they have reclaimed collective land from the government and redistributed it.

Collective land ownership is one of the foundations of the Communist state. But one of the main sources of unrest in China in recent years has been the seizure of land that is then sold to developers who often work with officials to make huge profits.

Authorities have already detained at least eight of the activists behind the internet statements, people familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

China routinely detains or jails people whom officials judge to pose a threat to Communist party rule and has dealt harshly with past attempts to set up opposition groups.

In 1998 authorities detained dozens of people involved in setting up the “China Democracy party”. Some of its main organisers were sentenced to more than 10 years in jail.

This month’s land claims break new ground by appearing to be co-ordinated across widely separated regions of the country and by being based on presumed individual property rights.

On December 16, police in the northern province of Shaanxi detained Zhang Sanmin, Cheng Sizhong and Xi Xinji on suspicion of incitement to overthrow the state. The detentions came four days after they posted an open letter on the internet claiming to have asserted rights over 10,000 hectares of land in the name of 70,000 farmers.

That action came less than a week after the detention of Yu Changwu, leader of a group in the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang that claimed to represent 40,000 peasants in the reclamation of 100,000 ha of land.

In the eastern province of Jiangsu, two young couples were under effective house arrest after joining a group that asserted ownership of land confiscated by local officials to build hotels, discos and restaurants.

A fourth group in the northern port of Tianjin staked a claim on behalf of more than 8,000 people for 60 ha taken by officials for development.

The announcement of the new party and the land claims follows the release last month by a provincial government adviser, Wang Zhaojun, of a sweeping open letter indicting the nation’s entire political system.

– Original report from The Financial Times: Double challenge to Beijing orthodoxy

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Bold Activists Hold Beijing to Account

Posted by Author on December 31, 2007


By Jamil Anderlini and Mure Dickie, Financial Times Limited, December 26 2007-

For an authoritarian Communist party to paint itself as a promoter of democracy and individual property rights was always going to be a political strategy with some risks.

Less than three months after a much-heralded congress of China’s ruling communists at which party leaders restated their commitment to “democratic” values and private property, they are being called to account on those very issues by some unusually bold critics.

Now the party must decide how to respond to an academic announcing the creation of a democratic opposition party and farmers across the country claiming private rights over hundreds of thousands of hectares of land seized by officials.

So far, Beijing appears in no mood to brook such challenges to the party’s monopoly on political power or the state’s authority to dispose of collectively owned land as its agents see fit.

Authorities in three provinces have detained or in effect placed under house arrest at least eight people after they separately announced on the internet that they had reclaimed collective land from the state and redistributed it among dispossessed farmers.

The announcements from farmers in the provinces of Heilongjiang, Shaanxi, Jiangsu and the provincial-level city of Tianjin were all posted within 10 days of each other and used near-identical phrasing to assert rural residents’ rights to own their land individually.

Such claims directly challenge Chinese laws and regulations, under which farmland is collectively owned but farming households are granted 30-year land-use rights on a contract basis.

It is not yet clear how the party will treat Guo Quan, the Nanjing Normal University academic who has announced the creation of what he calls the “New Democracy party” to “oppose the autocratic system of one-party dictatorship” that is the “common root of all China’s social problems”.

However, Mr Guo says his university has already stripped him of his professorial status and teaching role and police have searched his home after he issued an open letter last month calling for multi-party democracy. If it chooses to, the ruling party certainly has the ability to crack down on the small numbers of critics willing openly to defy it – even when they claim widespread support.

Mr Guo, for example, says hundreds of people were involved in setting up the New Democracy party and that it groups “10m” rights campaigners. But asked how many are willing to offer open support, he answers: “I’m the only one doing so publicly.”

Likewise, the rural land-rights promoters claim to represent tens of thousands of farmers – but their internet notices are signed by only a handful of apparently hardcore activists.

Still, the fact that anybody at all is willing to defy the party so directly makes it harder for its leaders to claim that the country is content with its selective definition of democracy.

And in the case of rural land claims, many internet users have seen a link between this month’s announcements and the actions in December 1978 of 18 farming families in Anhui province’s Xiaogang village.

Those families are credited with leading the way to China’s current “household responsibility” system of rural land-use by redistributing the land held by their village collective.

This month’s would-be land-use reformers also appear to be appealing to those within the central government and urban elites who think that China must give farmers legal title to their land.

“These peasants are probably being helped by lawyers,” said Wang Chunguang, a researcher at the Sociology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. “Peasants do not have the power to deal with and benefit from the land and many people recognise that land reform is needed.”

For all such recognition, however, activists know the party often deals harshly with perceived threats.

Following the detention of land claimants in Heilongjiang, Shaanxi and Jiangsu, activists in Tianjin expect similar treatment – but remain defiant.

“We are not afraid of anything that might happen, we are fighting for the right to live on our own land,” said Lan Guiyi, signatory to the Tianjin claim.

Mr Guo, too, shrugs off the dangers of party-founding. “I think any historically progressive person faces risk,” he says. “If nobody is willing to accept this risk, then society cannot advance.”

Original report from the Financial Times

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Expelled by the Communist, Chinese Professor Becomes a New Democratic Party Chairman

Posted by Author on December 28, 2007


By Xin Fei, Epoch Times Staff, Dec 21, 2007-

Former associate professor of Nanjing Normal University Guo Quan, was expelled from the China Democratic League—one of China’s political flower vase organizations, because he continually publishes open letters promoting democratic reform in China. Soon after, he was invited to be the acting chairman of the newly established Chinese New People’s Party (CNPP) on December 17.
In an Epoch Times interview, Quo said that although the CNPP was just established, it already has 8,000,000 members; they are from all walks of life in China, including farmers who lost their land, workers who lost their jobs, retired military servicemen, students, etc.

Guo stressed that those who have been members of other democratic parties, as long as they oppose autarchy and promote democracy, they can also be members of the CNPP at the same time; but those who are members of the Communist Party must withdraw before joining the CNPP.

Removed for Publishing Open Letters

Since November 14, Guo started publishing his open letters to the nation’s leaders. On December 6, the Nanjing Normal University (NNU) Communist Party Commission stripped him of his professorship and made him a librarian. The authority also searched his house, confiscated some personal property, and interrogated him for 12 hours on the evening of December 7.

On December 13, the vice chairman and organization commissioner of the Democratic League Committee of NNU visited him and said, “Your open letters have brought great pressure on the Democratic League and Nanjing Normal University. We think firing you is too great a political price to pay, therefore we are here today to ask for your resignation.” Guo replied, “I will only accept being fired, I will not consider resignation.”

In the morning of December 14, the chairman and vice chairman of the Democratic League of NNU came to Guo’s office again to request his resignation, they said, “Your open letters have caused a great impact domestically and internationally, and placed the government in an awkward position. Your open letters opposing the Communist Party’s one party reign is against the constitution, the constitution stipulates that Chinese people can only support and must insist on the leadership of the Communist Party.

The constitution of the China Democratic League also firmly supports the leadership of the Communist Party. Therefore, we have solid ground to fire you. But it is our consideration that if we fired you, the Democratic League in Nanjing Normal University would not receive the party’s Advance Award for 10 years. Please consider the cost to the Democratic League and resign.”

Because Guo insisted on not resigning, on the afternoon of December 14, he received a notice from the “China Democratic League Nanjing Normal University Commission’s expelling him from League Membership.”

As the acting chairman of the CNPP, Guo is currently preparing his seventh open letter to the Chairman of the China Democratic League, Jiang Shusheng.

Founding the New Party to Awaken the Public

Guo stated that since 2002, he and his team have provided legal and technical assistance to human rights activists nationwide. As of now, his human rights defense team has more than 10 million members.

Since being expelled by the China Democratic League, the human rights team that Guo has worked for announced the transformation of the human rights organization into a new party, the CNPP. On December 17, the party entrusted him to take the post of acting party chairman.

Guo said the name of the CNPP has two meanings: one is to differentiate it from the other so-called democratic parties—political flower vases in China; the other is to educate people about democracy and thus awaken people. This is based on the concept of how the Chinese traditional culture inspires people’s wisdom.

Guo said that he was drafting the CNPP party’s constitution. And before China lifts the ban of forming a party, the CNPP will not carry on any form of registration in order to avoid the Communist Party’s suppression.

He said, “The CNPP is a democratic party completely open to the public. Regardless of religion, belief or social standing, as long as the person wholeheartedly supports democracy, they can claim themselves as a member.

But Guo specifically stressed those who have joined the Chinese Communist Party before must withdraw in order to join the new party.

Guo said that after China lifts the ban on forming parties, this party will carry on the registration in accordance with the new law. The election of the party chairman will commence immediately afterwards, any member of the CNPP can announce candidacy. Before that Guo will be acting chairman.

Uniting All Forces Opposing Dictatorship

Guo said forming the CNPP has great significance because China has a large number of people with courage and wisdom that support democracy. But their strength cannot be brought into full play without being united.

He said that the first task of the CNPP is to unify people, to consolidate their strength, and to unite all people that want to build a real and meaningful democratic China in which people are the master.

Guo said, “Without democracy, there is no ‘New China!'(1) Those who advocate, ‘if there is no Communist Party, China will collapse and be in chaos,’ have the hidden agenda of protecting the autocratic regime. China can move forward only when it is free from the present autocratic reign.”

Note: (1) The Chinese Communist Party has promoted the slogan a ‘New China’ since before 1949 to justify its existence in the minds of the people.

– Original report from the Epochtimes: Former Chinese Professor Chosen as Acting New Party Chairman

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Professor Guo Quan’s Open Letter to Chinese Leaders Requests Democracy

Posted by Author on November 30, 2007


By Xin Fei, Epoch Times Staff, Nov 22, 2007-Guo Qian, Nanjing Normal University Associate Professor

China Democratic League member, and Nanjing Normal University Associate Professor Guo Quan, published an open letter to Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wu Bangguo on November 14, 2007, in which he calls for a “democratic government based on multi-party elections that serves the interests of the people.”

(photo: Professor Guo Quan teaches Chinese traditional culture. Photo supplied by Guo Quan / the Epochtimes)

Professor Guo’s letter is the third open letter in the past three weeks requesting democracy and political reform. Authors of the first two letters are Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Zhaojun and entrepreneur Zheng Cunzhu. Many believe these open letters mark the start of a new age in which Chinese learn to openly express their political ideas.

In an interview with The Epoch Times, Guo Quan highly praised Mr. Wang Zhaojun, author of the first open letter. “For his age and social status,” said Guo, “Mr. Wang has amazing understanding and sympathy for ordinary people.” Guo noted that he agrees fully with Wang’s views, “I always support those who truly speak for the people, and I always agree with ideas that will benefit the people.”

Professor Guo explained that he started to write the letter in July after long consideration. The materials of the letter are from 18th of the 71 articles he wrote earlier.

In his letter, Guo advocates the abolition of the one-party dictatorship, arguing that the people have the right to choose their own ruling party and to implement a democratic government through multi-party elections. He reasoned, “As taxpayers, the people have the right to choose their own public servants, just like shoppers have the right to select what product they want to buy. Government officials are public servants the people pay for, so the people have the right to replace any official who is not doing a good job.”

Guo Quan said that the only way to ensure that the government carries out its responsibilities to people’s wellbeing is to ensure people’s right to choose their own government. So the one-party dictatorship has to be abolished and multi-party elections should be realized.

Professor Guo criticized the Chinese authorities’ declaration that Chinese people are not well educated enough to have a democratic system.

“They treat Chinese people as idiots,” said Guo with indignation. “Actually as long as Chinese people are allowed to make their own choice, they will certainly choose the best. It is common sense to choose the people who will do good to us. How much education does it take to see this?”

Guo Quan pointed out that what the communist regime says is different from what it does. “How can this regime ‘serve the people’ when it is already so corrupt? In any other country, people would not tolerate such a corrupt party to rule the country.”

Guo Quan attributes all of China’s problems to the country’s political structure. He added that at present, the few “bigwigs” who hold over 90 percent of the total wealth in China are sacrificing people’s health and the nation’s future, to maintain their luxurious lifestyle.

Guo Quan urged Chinese people stand up for themselves. “Let’s all voice our wills. Let’s find ways to allow more people to speak out!”

“Each voice serves as a vote,” remarked the professor, encouraging people to “go out to the street”. “By going out to the street,” he said, “I’m not only talking about holding demonstrations and giving speeches in the street or other public places. I’m also talking about using public media and Internet to speak out your true will. The more people speak out, the better the effect.”

Guo believes that, as a butterfly’s wings may cause a tornado, a few small voices will bring about great changes.

Guo Quan also commented on the notorious persecution of Falun Gong. As a former judge, Guo pointed out that “the whole process of suppressing Falun Gong goes against the law.” He said it is completely against the existing laws that Falun Gong practitioners are completely denied their rights to defend themselves in public.

Guo Quan expressed his admiration for Falun Gong practitioners’ anti-persecution efforts and truth-clarification over the past eight years. As a Christian, Guo said that if one has faith in God, one’s belief will give one a strong will. Guo added, “I treat those who have righteous beliefs as my brothers and sisters, including Falun Gong practitioners.”

As for the possible solutions in which China can move toward democracy, Guo Quan thinks that Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s “Three Principles of the People” and “Three Lines of the Governments” is a road which can effectively promote social development in China for its future. The democratic system of Taiwan which shares the same root, the same culture and the same race, is therefore the only road to progress in the human rights cause in China. The disintegration of the former Soviet Union has lessons for China as well.

Guo Quan, born in 1968, is a member of China Democratic League. He was a cadre in state-owned enterprises, a secretary of the Committee of Nanjing Municipal Economic Reform and a legal staff member. After finishing his post-doctoral program in 2001, he joined the faculty there, where he is an associate professor of Literature in Nanjing University. He successively held the posts of postgraduate class teacher in the School of Humanities, director of the adult education office, assistant dean and managing editor on an academic journal produced by the College of Letters in Nanjing Normal University. He is also an adjunct researcher of the Center of Nanjing Massacre Studies.

original report from the Epochtimes

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China Enters “Era of Open Letters”

Posted by Author on November 26, 2007


Epoch Times Staff, Nov 19, 2007-

Mr. Wang Zhaojun, a successful businessman and provincial level official from Anhui province, wrote an open letter to the Chinese government advocating political reform. Two more open letters followed within one month. The most recent letter states, “the disintegration of the former Soviet Union is the road of social development, this experience can be useful to China.”

Return the People’s Right to Vote

The third letter was published by Mr. Guo Quan, a member of the China DemocraticGuo Quan League— a political party in China.

Thirtynine-year-old Guo is an associate professor at Nanjing Normal University. In his open letter he promotes a two-party political system, stating that it does not just belong to western countries. A two-party political system could maximize the out-party’s supervision ability while minimizing social instability.

(photo: Guo Quan)
Guo said, “Only when people truly hold the ballot in their hands, can the party in power be a true public servant.”

One-Party Dictatorship Means No Social Harmony

Guo also said in his open letter that in a dictatorship, no other groups have the power to compete with the ruling party. People are forbidden to form political parties or independent media and thus have no way to defend their interests. Guo stated, “The social harmony claimed by such politics, is desperate and meaningless.”

Guo also wrote in the letter that he has studied Chinese political system for many years. He said, “Whenever I review the history of victims under such a political system (those victims ranging from everyday people to the president of the nation) I ask myself, if our country is called The People’s Republic of China, as a republic, what is its core? Should it be democracy and rule of law? But what is truly void in the political system of this People’s Republic of China is precisely democracy and rule of law.”

Guo urged Beijing to return the power to the people. “Chinese leaders should be elected by Chinese people, not from a weapon or minority party.”

Guo also said that many people in Chinese society know of the disintegration of the former Soviet Union. This collapse, in his view, is one step forward in the history of mankind—a step of mankind moving to democracy. Guo urges to make “China a constitutional country with law, justice, and power of the people as soon as possible.”

The “Era of the Open Letter”

Political commentator Liang Jing believes that Chinese people are tired of the regime, the scholars and elite group are fed up with the official communication channels, and China has entered “an era of the open letter.” Many Chinese scholars are using many different opportunities to speak up.

Original report from the epochtimes

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