Frankfurt Book Fair

China’s Nobel Winners, Past and Possible

With the announcement this week of the 2012 Nobel Prizes, the BBC’s Damian Grammaticas revisits the situation of imprisoned 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia. Liu Xia remains under strict house...

China Looks to Export Censorship

BBC looks at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Melbourne Film Festival, and other recent examples of the Chinese government exporting censorship: China often asks foreign governments and organisations not to do something that it...

Book Fair Fires Official for Approach to Chinese

The New York Times reports on the fallout from this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair controversy: The fair, the world’s largest and most important, ended on Sunday with a traditional ceremony co-hosted by the German Foreign...

At Book Fair, a Subplot About Chinese Rights

The New York Times writes about China’s soft power, freedom of expression and the Frankfurt Book Fair: As China extends its economic reach, it has also increased efforts to promote its culture, or “soft power,” to counter...

Frankfurt Book Fair Welcomes China, Dissident Voices

After a month of controversy over its choice of China as Guest of Honor, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair has finally opened, as Vice President Xi Jinping meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. AFP reports on...

China’s Export of Censorship

For the soon-to-be-defunct Far Eastern Economic Review, Christopher Walker and Sarah Cook write about the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Kaohsiung Film Festival, and other efforts by the Chinese government to impose censorship...

The Frankfurt Book Mess

On China Beat, Nicolai Volland reviews and analyzes the controversy over Chinese invitees to the Frankfurt Book Fair: By revoking the invitation to Dai and Bei, the organizers of the event invited controversy. In fact, the...

Chinese Author Banned from Traveling to Germany

The controversy over the Frankfurt Book Fair, of which China is a Guest of Honor this year, continues, as the CHinese government barred writer Liao Yiwu from traveling to Germany to attend. From Der Spiegel: Chinese author Liao...

German Book Fair’s Dissident Guests Roil China

Following a controversy over two Chinese writers, Dai Qing and Bei Ling, who participated in a symposium to mark the Frankfurt Book Fair, fair organizers are now taking a tougher stand against Chinese officials who tried to ban...



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