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“Grandma’s Legs”: An Ode to Taxes

Gravel-voiced and irreverent, Zuoxiao Zuzhuo has been called “China’s Leonard Cohen.” Singing about forced demolitions and food safety scandals, he has collaborated with the Cowboy Junkies and his good friend Ai Weiwei (whose...

Li Chengpeng on the Murder of Baby Haobo

On her A Big Enough Forest blog, Liz Carter has translated an essay by social critic Li Chengpeng on the recent kidnapping-turned-murder of baby Xu Haobo. In the essay, Li also refers to the toddler who suffered multiple...

Forced Silence Amplifies Li Chengpeng’s Voice

At The Economist’s Analects blog, Sascha Matuszak profiles liberal writer and microblogger Li Chengpeng, from his exposure of corruption in Chinese soccer to his recent book tour dogged by enforced silence and political...

Controversy Pursues Li Chengpeng Book Tour

A series of book signings by writer and 6.5 million-follower weibo celebrity Li Chengpeng has become a lightning rod for tensions between leftists and liberals. In an incident at a signing in Beijing on Sunday, two men threw a...

Southern Weekly Conflict Resolved; Concerns Linger

After a weeklong stand-off with local propaganda officials, which included street protests, a staff strike, and weibo battles, Southern Weekly published its weekly edition Thursday as scheduled. But the publication did not come...

Li Chengpeng: Speak

Author and blogger Li Chengpeng, who has 6.4 million followers on Sina Weibo, delivered a powerful speech to students at Beijing University on freedom of speech. Translated by Liz Carter at A Big Enough Forest: Having lost the...

One Author’s Plea for a Gentler China

Tea Leaf Nation translates a bleak essay on the state of Chinese society by Murong Xuecun, which was reposted on Sina Weibo over 36,000 times last week before being deleted. We live in an age when dust blocks the sky. Politics...

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