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Translation: “Tea-drinking Diary” by Li Xuewen

Last week, according to the U.S. government-backed Radio Free Asia, domestic security officers in Guangzhou approached a number of local activists and other politically sensitive figures, ordering them to leave the city for six months until after Fortune magazine’s Fortune Global Forum in early...

Bloggers, and Government, Respond to Pig Crisis

As close to 15,000 (and counting) pig carcasses are being pulled from the Huangpu River, the story has become a hot topic on weibo and elsewhere online in China, with cartoonists satirizing the scene and others questioning how...

Chongqing Police Pressure Sex Video Whistleblower

The blogger who released a sex video that brought down Chongqing official Lei Zhengfu last year has refused to hand over footage of other officials despite threats of prison time for withholding evidence. Following a late-night...

Records of “Drinking Tea”

In two posts at Seeing Red in China, Yaxue Cao presents an overview of over 30 accounts of “tea drinking”—interviews, typically conducted by State Security police or ‘guobao’ 国保—from the Chinese-language...

Ai Weiwei's Wife Questioned by Police

Ai Weiwei’s wife, Lu Qing, was questioned at a Beijing police station on Tuesday afternoon, and later released [zh]. The Guardian’s Tania Branigan spoke to Ai, who said that he did not know why she had been summoned:...

Two Journalists Missing, Feared Detained

The Committee to Protect Journalists highlights two disappearances apparently connected to that of Ai Weiwei: Family and colleagues have been unable to reach Caijing magazine journalist Zhang Jialong since the evening of April...

@StonyWang: Forced to Drink Jasmine Tea

Stony Wang is a blogger based in Shanghai. The following is a collection of his tweets from February 25, detailing his experience “drinking tea” after the calls for a Jasmine Revolution circulated in Chinese...

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