Dear Chen Wei & other enemies of the Motherland: Our Party is for you, too — if you’ll just shut up.

Here’s an incomplete list of people who have disappeared in China in the last month or so (via ChinaGeeks):

People who we know have been arrested:

  1. Ran Yunfei 冉云飞 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  2. Ding Mao 丁茅 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  3. Chen Wei 陈卫 (inciting to subvert state authority)

People we know have been detained:

  1. Quan Lianzhao 全连昭 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  2. Liang Haiyi 梁海怡 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  3. Zhu Yufu 朱虞夫 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  4. Guo Weidong 郭卫东 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  5. Sun Desheng 孙德胜 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  6. Liu Huiping 刘慧萍 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  7. Wei Qiang 魏强 (illegal assembly)
  8. Yang Qiuyu 杨秋雨 (illegal assembly)
  9. Hua Chunhui 华春辉 (endangering national security)
  10. Li Hai 李海 (inciting disturbance)
  11. Li Yongsheng 李永生 (inciting disturbance)
  12. Wang Lihong 王荔蕻 (inciting disturbance)
  13. Ma He 马贺 (inciting disturbance)
  14. Wei Shuishan 魏水山 (unknown)
  15. Bi Mingkai 薜明凯 (unknown)
  16. Huang Xiang 黄香 (unknown)
  17. Ai Weiwei 艾未未 (unknown)
  18. Wen Tao 文涛 (unknown)

People under house arrest:

  1. Tang Jingling 唐荆陵 (inciting to subvert state authority)
  2. Ye Du 野渡 (inciting to subvert state authority)

People being held in mental institutions:

  1. Qian Jin 钱进

People who are missing (an incomplete list):

  1. Liu Guohui 刘国慧
  2. Li Tiantian 李天天
  3. Jiang Tianyong 江天勇
  4. Teng Biao 滕彪
  5. Zhang Shanguang 张善光
  6. Qi Zhiyong 齐志勇
  7. Gu Chuan 古川
  8. Liu Shihui 刘士辉 and his wife
  9. Yuan Xinting 袁新亭
  10. Zhang Tao 张涛 (aka 呆麻雀张)
  11. Zhang Xianle 张献乐
  12. Cheng Wanyun 程婉芸
  13. Liu Dejun 刘德军
  14. Liu Anjun 刘安军
  15. Zhang Haibo 张海波
  16. Lan Ruoyu 蓝若宇
  17. Hu Di 胡荻
  18. Zhang Jingpeng 张敬朋
  19. Li Shuangde 李双德
  20. E Laoda 鹅老大
  21. Peng Xinzhong 彭新忠
  22. Zhou Li 周莉
  23. Wang Yanfen 汪燕芬
  24. Ni Yulan
  25. Ding Jiqin
  26. Zhang Dajun

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