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This Issue’s Contributors

July 15, 2011

Bao Pu (鲍朴) is a political commentator and the publisher of New Century Press in Hong Kong. He is also one of the translators and editors of Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang.

Fu Hualing (傅华伶) is a professor of law and the head of the department of law at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Fu’s research interests include constitutional law and human rights, with a special focus on the criminal justice system and media law in China.

Hua Ze (华泽) is a freelance documentary producer and blogger, also known by her screen name, Linghun Piaoxiang (灵魂飘香, Fragrant Soul). She is a former newspaper reporter and television editor and director.

Ku Yang (苦阳) is the pen name of a Chinese dissident and independent critic. Ku was active in the 1978-1979 Democracy Wall Movement and was imprisoned twice. He has published numerous essays over the past three decades.

Paul Mooney is an American freelance journalist and has reported on China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong since 1985. At various times, he has been on staff at Newsweek, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and the South China Morning Post. He has lived in Beijing since 1994.

Christine Loh (陆恭蕙) is the CEO of the non-profit public policy think tank Civic Exchange, based in Hong Kong. She is well-known for her work in environmental protection and climate change, and is an adviser to numerous international bodies. Loh was a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council in 1992–1997 and 1998–2000.

Translators

China Labour Bulletin is a non-governmental organization founded in Hong Kong in 1994 that seeks to defend and promote the rights of workers in China by promoting democratically-run trade unions, active participation of workers in civil society, and international laws and standards.

Martin Witte is a San Francisco-based translator, writer, and editor.  Martin previously worked for the Dui Hua Foundation, and has translated for China Dialogue, the Institute of International Education, the United Nations Volunteers in China Program, and other organizations.

Ming Xia(夏明) is a Professor of Political Science at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including The Dual Developmental State: Development Strategy and Institutional Arrangements for China’s Transition and Toward a Network Mode of Governance: The Provincial People’s Congresses in China.