The current Chinese Government has traditionally been against activism, especially for human rights or anti-government campaigns. Over the past couple of years, the government has become increasingly hard on rights activist groups.
The latest incident occurred a few days ago when officials raided the office of the Beijing Yirenping Center. This office promotes gender equality and helps pay for the legal fees of those discriminated on for having disabilities and diseases. Recently, they have been advocating for five imprisoned women who were passing out fliers talking about the danger women face while riding public transportation. They have been advocating for the release of these women, who have reportedly been mistreated in prison and during interrogations. The leader of the group believes that the advocacy for these women prompted the raids.
An increasing amount of social activists have been jailed since the current president, Xi Jinping, came to power. Despite urgings from the UN and United States, it appears that this crackdown on activism will continue for the foreseeable future.
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