Profiles in Courage: China’s Dissident Gang of 10

In the Globe and Mail, Mark MacKinnon profiles ten dissidents, including Liu Xiaobo, Han Han, and party insider Li Rui, including examples of why he defines them as dissidents, what their impact has been, and their reaction to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize:

Liu Xiaobo, who will be languishing in a jail cell next week when his Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, belongs to a small group of activists who still call for democratic reforms in China. Here are 10 of the top dissenters, who range from a twentysomething blogger to a crusading journalist to a venerable party insider. With much to lose, they continue to speak out – a remarkable fact given how little progress they’ve made since Tiananmen.

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