'A prominent activist who publicised human rights abuses across China has been convicted of subversion and jailed for three-and-a-half years. Hu Jia, 34, was convicted of “inciting subversion of state power and the socialist system”'
His legal troubles began after the organization he was associated with received one million RMB ($170,000 U.S.) from the notorious CIA front organization The National Endowment for Democracy. The story was played in western media as that of an innocent activist imprisoned for his work on behalf of Chinese AIDS patients and of other 'unjustly treated' human rights workers.
Omission of the National Endowment connection is a serious matter. Self-described by its first leader as carrying on the work of the CIA, the National Endowment receives thirty million U.S. Per year from the U.S. Congress; and its primary work is attempting to destabilize governments, from Venezuela to Russia, which the U.S. state wishes to modify or eliminate. Interested readers can easily verify this by clicking here: http://www.google.com/searchhl=en&newwindow=1&q=national+endowment+for+democracy+CIA
To be clear, receiving money from the National Endowment for Democracy is equivalent to receiving money from the espionage service or intelligence service of a foreign power. From this perspective, Hu Jia appears not just as an activist but as a witting or unwitting tool of U.S. intelligence.