liu binyan

Chen Guangcheng Speaks from New York

Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in New York on Saturday, greeted a cheering crowd outside New York University with a short speech. From NTDTV, via Shanghaiist: From the Associated Press: “I believe that no matter how...

“China’s Conscience” Silently Returns

China Media Project has translated the remarks by Liu Dahong at the funeral of his father, pioneering Chinese journalist Liu Binyan. The elder Liu was expelled from the Communist Party in 1987 and lived out his life in exile in...

From Binyan to Freezing Point – Qian Gang

ESWN has translated an article (link) by prominent Chinese journalist and former managing editor of Southern Weekend, Qian Gang, about the connections between Liu Binyan and the restructuring of Freezing Point: Number 2, Ocean Transport Warehouse, Dongzhimen South Little Street, Beijing, is the address of China Youth Daily. There is half a century between 1956 […]

Appreciation: Liu Binyan, 1925-2005 – Perry Link

From Time Asia: In the early 1950s, Liu Binyan was a tall, eloquent young man deeply devoted to the ideals of socialism and set for a brilliant career in the People’s Republic of China. When he was purged from the Communist Party in 1957 for writing about corruption and banished to a poor mountain village, […]

Liu Binyan, a Fierce Insider Critic of China, Dies at 80 – David Barboza

From The New York Times: Liu Binyan, the forceful dissident writer who repeatedly exposed official corruption and openly challenged the Chinese Communist Party to reform itself before and after he was exiled to the United States in the late 1980’s, died Monday. He was 80 years old and lived in East Windsor, N.J. The cause […]

China dissident Liu ‘dies in US’ – BBC

From the BBC: The prominent Chinese dissident writer, Liu Binyan, has died at the age of 80 in the US, reports say. Mr Liu had lived in exile in the US for the past 18 years and had been suffering from cancer. He was the son of a railway worker and joined the underground Communist […]

Liu Binyan comments on the Lu Yuegang Letter

From Eswn’s excellent EastSouthWestNorth blog: “In the August 2004 issue of Hong Kong-based Cheng Ming magazine, the letter of Lu Yuegang was published in full (all 13,000 plus Chinese words). In addition, the...

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