When Speaking the Truth Means Breaking a Silence – Vivian Wu

From South China Morning Post:

In Shanghai’s muzzled arts world, softly spoken playwright Sha Yexin has made a habit of irritating officialdom with his independent voice.

The self-described off-beat writer has acquired a reputation for exposing and criticising the dark side of society, through his plays, articles and willingness to speak out.

Last month, he was the first mainland intellectual to voice support publicly for writer Zhang Yihe’s rare challenge of the General Administration of Press and Publication’s (GAPP) ban of eight books.[Full Text]

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