The New Citizens’ Movement was started by the well-known Chinese rights activist Xu Zhiyong and the Open Constitution Initiative (Gongmeng in Chinese) in May 2012. Its goal is to encourage people to take their responsibility as citizens, push for constitutional reforms, and transform China into a civil society. They have carried out various activities including calling for government officials to declare their income to the public, pushing for equal rights to education, as well as gathering like-minded people in the same cities to the dinner table to share their experiences and ideas. The movement is decentralized. Although dozens of participants – including Xu Zhiyong himself – have been arrested, the movement still goes on. It has pushed the civil rights movement of China since 2003 into a new height.