On July 1, weeks of secretive preparations for the Party’s centenary culminated in a massive ceremony in Tiananmen Square punctuated by a martial speech delivered by Xi Jinping. Xi warned that anyone who dare bully, oppress, or...
by Joseph Brouwer | Jun 28, 2021
On July 1, the Chinese Communist Party will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. The Party was actually founded on July 23 but the mixup, although acknowledged, has never been rectified—perhaps because the date has a...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 16, 2009
Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou is set to coordinate the celebrations for China’s 60th anniversary. Aside for his films (To Live, Raise the Red Lantern, and Hero, among others), Zhang is probably best known for his...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 26, 2006
In the New York Review of Books, Perry Link has translated a remarkable essay by lawyer Pu Zhiqiang: Every year on the evening of June 3, I have come back to Tiananmen to linger for a while. My wife and I join a few good...
by Liu Yong | May 17, 2006
From Reuters (link): Dozens of Shanghai residents protested on Wednesday over their forced relocation to a remote corner of China in the 1960s, defying the official silence on the 40th anniversary of the chaotic Cultural Revolution. The 150 or so protesters, many carrying signs reading “there’s nothing wrong with petitioning,” gathered outside the Shanghai Civil […]
by Liu Yong | May 14, 2006
From Donga (link): If you type the word “The Great Cultural Revolution” onto “Baidu,” China’s most popular search engine, you will get this warning: “Your search word could violate related laws.” The Chinese authorities have blocked searches for the term so that their people can not know the revolution. It is dreary that one can […]
by Michael Zhao | May 12, 2006
From the EastSouthWestNorth blog (link), published in a special feature articles in Asia Weekly written by Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Independent PEN president: A few more days and it will be the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Like every anniversary of the Cultural Revolution since the reforms, China will again experience the […]
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