Ran Yunfei



Ran Yunfei: “I’m Just My Own Running Dog.”

In an interview with The New York Review of Books, blogger and classicist Ran Yunfei discusses a broad range of issues: the unruliness of his native Sichuan, his detention last year, self-immolation, religion, education, the...

Blogger Ran Yunfei Released After 6 Months

Ran Yunfei has been released almost six months after his arrest in Chengdu on February 19th. From the Associated Press: Ran Yunfei was among the first detained amid the government’s recent expansive crackdown on dissent....

Quotations from Ran Yunfei (Part One)

A new website run by native Chinese speakers aims to translate the writing of Ran Yunfei. Ran is a blogger and activist who was imprisoned on charges of inciting subversion in March 2011. From the most recent post: 1....

China’s Crackdown Continues (Updated)

While it appears that Chinese-Australian writer Yang Henjun is or soon will be a free man, the stream of reprisals against other critics of the government continues. The New York Times reports on the formal charging of Chen Wei,...

Yang Hengjun Free? (And Who Is He?)

Word is spreading on Twitter that Yang Hengjun has been released following his apparent detention on Sunday. His situation, however, remains unclear. When asked about his detention, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jiang...



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