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Translation: A Better World for Our Children

On his WeChat public account @荒诞主义咖啡 early this month, author “煮咖啡的劳伦斯” published “A Better World, For Our Children and Our Children’s Children” (一个更好的世界,为了孩子们,和孩子们的孩子们). In the essay, the middle-aged, Shanghai-based, middle class author dreams of a more open,...

A Battle to Become Art Capital of China

With Beijing’s National Art Museum of China (Namoc) planning to open a new building in Olympic park displaying its contemporary collection in 2017, and Hong Kong’s M+ museum slated to open the same year, The New York...

Writers Honored for Free Expression Commitment

12 writers from China are among the 41 who received Human Rights Watch’s 2012 Hellman/Hammett grants “for their commitment to free expression and their courage in the face of persecution”. The organisation...

Activist Sentenced as Crackdowns Continue

A Chinese court sentenced writer Li Tie to 10 years in prison for subversion on Wednesday after he wrote essays urging people to defend their rights, according to a relative. From Reuters: The court in Wuhan in central China...



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