Li Tingting, 25, the most prominent of the five feminist activists held by Chinese authorities for more than a month, made her first official statement about the ordeal. Tingting said the detainment, on criminal charges for planning to pass out flyers promoting women’s issues, has only strengthened her resolve. “Feminism is my soul,” she reportedly said in a statement. “I thought a lot and came to believe what I do cannot be wrong. My belief is firmer. Feminism will surely be inseparable from me.” Tinting’s lawyer also said that her actions violated no Chinese laws and went on to say, she “should be lauded because she is promoting the law.”
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