Cheng Yizhong



Southern Weekly Editor Replaced to Calm Dispute

The uncertain resolution of a stand-off between Southern Weekly staff and Guangdong propaganda authorities continues to unfold. At the South China Morning Post, Li Jing and Mimi Lau report the ousting of Southern Weekly...

Ai Weiwei: “China Must Recognize Itself”

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei served as guest editor and appears on cover of the latest issue of British magazine New Statesman, in which he leads with a challenge for China to re-evaluate and recognize its position in the world as...

Cheng Yizhong: This is Your Paradise

The Siweiluozi blog translated a microblog post by journalist Cheng Yizhong, which has since been harmonized: China’s great, as long as you understand, adapt to, and make good use of the implicit rules here. And as long as you...

Chinese Media Must Push the Limits

Cheng Yizhong, founder and former chief editor of Southern Metropolis Daily and The Beijing News who was jailed for four months in 2004 for his coverage of the Sun Zhigang case, recently gave a public talk in Hong Kong. China...

Rise of Rights?

Below is an article I wrote for Dangerous Assignments, the magazine of the Committee to Protect Journalists: ____________ The Rise of Rights? In Guangzhou case, weiquan advocates find success is tempered by harsh reality. Sun...

Outrage prompted editor’s release

A South China Morning Post article (via Asia Media) argues that public pressure and online activism, especially from prominent lawyers and intellectuals, led to the release of Southern


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