Two journalists working for the U.S. government-funded Voice of America were detained for about...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 26, 2012
The New York Times’ Edward Wong talks to writer Yu Jie, who left China for the United States last month, about the experiences that drove him to leave, his Christian faith and his plans for the future. … He began thinking...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 22, 2011
Sichuan dissident writer Chen Wei is to stand trial in Suining on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges of inciting subversion of state power. (See update below.) From Reuters: Chen, 42, was one of hundreds of dissidents,...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 30, 2011
Foreign Policy magazine’s December issue features its annual list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers”, of whom several are from or otherwise connected to China. The listing also includes a number of nominees’...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 1, 2011
The following essay was written by Hao Jian, a personal friend of Nobel Peace Prize awardee Liu Xiaobo and a fellow drafter of Charter 08: Liu Xiaobo, whose name means “morning wave,” is known to his friends as Xiaobo or Liubo....
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2010
Nobel laureates Václav Havel and Desmond M. Tutu call for the release of Liu Xiaobo in the Washington Post: As we write, Liu remains cloistered in a remote prison in northeast China. This fourth prison sentence of 11 years came...
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