China Uncensored Campaigns
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Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng went missing on August 13, 2017. We published a video about his situation on September 1 on our website (starts at 15:16) and September 6 on YouTube. We asked viewers to use social media to spread the hashtag #WheresGao and the poster we designed. And boy, did they! Dozens of fans around the world posted it across Twitter and Facebook, including to the Facebook page of China's state-run Xinhua News. On September 7, RFA reported that Gao had been located. Presumably, this was due to international pressure from China Uncensored's viewers, because correlation = causation. Unfortunately, Gao's location was revealed to be...in Beijing, in police detention, with no formal charges and no further information. So the fight continues!
Chinese police illegally arrested Canadian citizen Sun Qian from her home in Beijing for practicing Falun Gong. We published this video about it on June 23, and asked viewers to sign this petition. The petition asks the Canadian Prime Minister to take action to ensure her release. It has received so far more than 14,000 signatures, largely from China Uncensored viewers.
Apple TV blocked the China Uncensored app from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan App Stores. On April 4, China Uncensored published a video about the censorship and launched an online petition that received nearly 10,000 signatures calling on Apple to unblock the App in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The issue also garnered significant media attention. By early May, Apple had unblocked the App. Win!
The mother-in-law of Chris Chappell’s friend and fellow TV host Ben Hedges is a Chinese citizen living in China. She was detained by Chinese police for filing a legal complaint against former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin. On October 26, China Uncensored published this video giving viewers the phone number of the head of the police station where she was detained. Nearly 100 viewers told us they had called him. She was released four days later, with the police expressing aggravation at getting so many calls. We announced that on October 31. Win!