Wang Qingying (王清营) was formally arrested on June 20, 2014 on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪) and is currently being held at Guangzhou No. 1 Detention Center (广州市第一看守所). He was first criminally detained on May 16, 2014 on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” at Baiyun District Detention Center in Guangzhou during the pre-June Fourth 25th anniversary crackdown on dissidents.
Wang lost his teaching post at Huali College of Guangdong Industrial University after signing Charter 08. He is also closely associated with Tang Jingling’s “Non-violent Civil Disobedience Movement.”