The banned book that sold 8m

The Guardian interviews Chen Guidi, author of An Investigation into China’s Peasantry (zhongguo nongmin diaocha), who is being sued for libel: “The author says he believes their claims will eventually be vindicated. ‘We can understand if the mainstream media is unable to support us, but we still have some faith in the Chinese legal system. If the law can’t support writers like us, then we would feel so hopeless about the future of China. Our book is testing how open the country has become.'” Read the full interview here.

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