Published On: Thu, Jul 29th, 2021
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Lawyer Explains Harsh Reality Facing Those Who Defend People’s Rights in Chinaon July 29, 2021 at 8:34 am

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On May 28, 2020, Chinese premier Li Keqiang told a journalist that 600 million Chinese people have an average monthly income of only $154, reported Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. Chen Guangcheng, the well-known Chinese human rights activist and lawyer, revealed in an interview with The Epoch Times Chinese-language edition that China’s peasants actually earn as little as $46 to $77 per year. Chen became famous in China for his work helping vulnerable groups, such as peasants, migrant workers, and the disabled, defend their rights. According to Chen, Chinese peasants are forced to pay agricultural taxes and various fees as reported by local governments to their superiors on an annual income of $539 to $555. “Many peasants are not able to pay,” Chen said from the safety of the United States. Game Starts With Deception Communist officials have ways to fool or threaten peasants to pay, Chen continued. The local … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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