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Location: Beijing, China
Area of Advocacy: Environmental Protection
Organization: Beijing Yingke Law Firm
Zhao Jingwei is the Director of the Environment, Energy and Nature Resources Department at the Beijing Yingke Law Firm, a commercial law firm well-known for its engagement in pro bono services. Jingwei is very passionate about environmental advocacy and has successfully litigated several pro bono environmental cases.
While on the Fellowship, Jingwei will develop a project to protect environmental advocates, specifically in central and rural regions of China, who have come under pressure from local governments. Specifically, Jingwei’s project will assemble volunteer lawyers to provide legal services such as advocacy and consultation, attract media attention to the issue and advocate for reform in the government’s response to environmental activism.