Li Jianhong is a freelance writer and journalist from Shanghai, China. She was very active in her homeland, advocating freedom of expression and edited an independent website. Li Jianhong is member and active in Independent Chinese Pen's Writers in Prison Committee and was a member of their Women's Writers Committee.
She was harrassed and put under house arrest in China and resided as an ICORN guest writer in Stockholm City of Refuge from 2008 to 2009. However, it was impossible for her to return to China, since the Chinese government would not let her re-enter the country. She was forced to go back to Sweden, and now works for Independent Chinese Pen's Writers in Prison Committee.