Liu came from a village in Shandong Province. Her father had died from a wrongful charge when she was small and after two years’ struggle her mother was able to have the case rectified. Liu was able to return to a normal life and went to school. Because of this experience she had a strong interest in studying State policies and legal regulations. She had used her knowledge to help numerous peasants prepare petitions as well as given them legal opinions. Often she would feed and provide accommodation for those who came from afar, sometimes even give them money for transportation. In addition, she would publicize the government’s policies and regulations among the peasants to help them protect their own rights. It was all done voluntarily without compensation even though her family was not well-off. One could not help being moved by her story.
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