Li Yuanlong

In Guizhou, Journalist Intimidation On Display

Der Spiegel’s Bernhard Zand recaps the tragic November death of 5 homeless boys in Guizhou, and the official backlash faced by journalist Li Yuanlong after he brought the story to light: Unemployed journalist Li’s...

China’s “Great Global Thinkers” for 2012

As the season of lists gets underway, Foreign Policy has released its ranking of the 100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012. Fresh from his coronation as GQ magazine’s Rebel of the Year, and leading the Chinese contingent at...

Guizhou Journalist Sent on “Forced Vacation”

On November 15th, five brothers and cousins aged between nine and thirteen died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Guizhou dumpster, where they had lit a fire to keep warm. Their deaths prompted a frenzy of soul searching in both...

Chinese Journalist Freed After Two Years – AFP

From AFP: A Chinese journalist imprisoned for two years for posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet said Sunday he had been released. Li Yuanlong, 47, was detained in September 2005 and convicted of “inciting subversion of state sovereignty” for his essays carried by several overseas websites banned in China. Li told AFP he was […]

International press associations urge China to free jailed journalist – Interfax

From Interfax: The World Association of Newspapers and World Editors Forum, which represent 18,000 publications in 102 countries, have sent a letter to Premier Wen Jiabao calling for the immediate release of Li Yuanlong, who has received a two-year sentence for publishing an essay on democracy and freedom. “We respectfully remind you that the jailing […]

The Night Wolf Interview – ESWN

From the EastSouthWestNorth blog: This is an excerpt from the interview of journalist Li Yuanlong written by his lawyer Li Jianqiang (who was procured by the Chinese Independent PEN. Lawyer: In terms of your thinking, what made you write these essays? Li: There are three reasons. First, I am a journalist for a party newspapers. […]

China Jails Reporter Over Essays on Graft – Joe McDonald

From AP, via The Washington Post: A Chinese reporter who posted essays on foreign Web sites criticizing the ruling Communist Party was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on subversion charges, his lawyer said. Meanwhile, a reporter who was convicted in a case that caused an uproar after Yahoo Inc. handed over e-mails to […]

Chinese writer faces subversion charges – AP

From AP, via Boston Globe (link): A Chinese journalist who posted essays on overseas Web sites about political issues was tried this week on subversion charges but insisted he is innocent, his lawyer said Saturday. Li Yuanlong, a 45-year-old writer for the newspaper Bijie Daily in the poor southern province of Guizhou, was indicted on […]

Microsoft Says Not Involved in China Journalist Case – Reuters

From Reuters (link): Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it had no involvement in the case of a Chinese journalist charged with sending subversive e-mails abroad under a pseudonym using a Hotmail account. The indictment of Li Yuanlong, a 45-year-old reporter, follows accusations that Internet giant Yahoo Inc. provided evidence to Chinese authorities that led to […]

Chinese Hotmail User Charged with Subversion – Benjamin Kang Lim

From Reuters (link): A Chinese journalist has been charged with sending subversive Hotmail e-mails abroad under a pseudonym amid accusations Yahoo recently provided evidence that led to the imprisonment of two Chinese Internet writers. The bill of indictment said Li Yuanlong, 45, a reporter with the Bijie Daily in the southwestern province of Guizhou, sent […]

Internet essays bring subversion charge – AFP

From AFP, via The Standard (link): A mainland journalist has been charged with inciting subversion for posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet, his wife said. Li Yuanlong, a journalist with the Bijie Daily newspaper in southwestern Guizhou province, was charged with “inciting subversion of state sovereignty” by the district court this month, Yang Xiumin […]

China charges journalist after half-year detention – AFP

From the AFP (link): A Chinese journalist has been charged with inciting subversion for posting politically sensitive essays on the Internet, his wife said Monday. Li Yuanlong, a journalist with the Bijie Daily newspaper in Guizhou Province in southern China, was charged with “inciting subversion of state sovereignty” by the local district court this month, […]

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