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Defining Nationalism – Two Views

Two op-eds today try to define and differentiate between various strains of nationalism in China. In the International Herald Tribune, David Shambaugh writes about “An aggrieved, defensive nationalism,” vs “a...

Welcome Return for Chinese Dissident, Others Not Free to Travel – Duihua

The following op-ed, about the government’s use of restrictions on travel to control political dissidents, appeared on the blog of the Duihua Foundation: The reunion last week of Boston-based Chinese dissident Yang Jianli with his wife and son after five years in a Chinese prison hopefully marks the first of many conciliatory gestures Beijing will […]

A Dissident’s Courage – Washington Post editorial

From Washington Post: The Chinese dissident Yang Jianli, who returned to his adopted home in the United States a week ago after five years in Chinese prisons, told The Post’s Nora Boustany that his experience “solidified my belief in what I do” and “made me a better person.” That’s a very courageous way to describe […]

Freed High-Profile Chinese Dissident Returns to US – AFP

From AFP: High-profile Chinese dissident Yang Jianli , freed after serving a five-year prison sentence for spying and illegally entering China, has returned to the United States, his lawyer said Monday. Yang , 44, a US permanent resident, returned to his home in Boston on Saturday via San Francisco from Beijing, accompanied by a US […]

China Releases Mass.-based Activist – Joe McDonald

From AP: A U.S.-based Chinese activist has been released after serving a five-year prison term on charges of spying for rival Taiwan and entering China illegally, his lawyer said Saturday. The U.S. government had appealed to Beijing to free Yang Jianli, who was detained in 2002 while traveling around China meeting with activists and laid-off […]

June 4 clampdown

Taiwan’s National Security Bureau has said that documents allegedly proving that the ruling DPP has provided financial aid to Chinese dissidents overseas and recruited them to spy for Taiwan are forgeries, according to a report in the Taipei Times. Beijing released the documents one week ahead of the 15th anniversary of June 4. Dissident Yang […]



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