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Word of the Week: Movie Star

影帝 (yǐngdì): movie star Nickname for former prime minister Wen Jiabao, a nod to his many...

Word of the Week: Movie Star

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Yu Jie On His New Biography of Liu Xiaobo

For the New York Review of Books, Ian Johnson continues his series of interviews with influential Chinese intellectuals and dissidents by talking with writer Yu Jie, whose biography of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu...

From Virginia Suburb, Yu Jie Continues His Mission

The New York Times’ Edward Wong talks to writer Yu Jie, who left China for the United States last month, about the experiences that drove him to leave, his Christian faith and his plans for the future. … He began thinking...

Global Times Editorial on Yu Jie

The Global Times (Chinese version) published an editorial about Yu Jie’s departure from China to the U.S. on January 20. The following is a partial translation of the text. CDT thanks the translator who wishes to remain...

After Fleeing, Dissident Describes Abuses

Dissident writer Yu Jie, who was detained by police in 2010 for writing a critical book about Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, released a statement and held a press conference in Washington D.C. yesterday accusing the Chinese...

“Having Tea” with State Security

China Media Project has translated author Yu Jie’s recounting of his interrogation session, or “drinking tea,” with state security agents during the writing of his recent book, China’s Best Actor: Wen...

Chinese Author to Publish Book Critical of Premier

Yu Jie, acclaimed author and founder of the Independent PEN Center in China, plans to publish a book critical of Premier Wen Jiabao. From the Associated Press: China’s premier cultivates the image of a sympathetic...

Police Detain China Writer over Upcoming Book

AP reports on the detention of writer Yu Jie: A best-selling author who is a fierce critic of the Communist Party said he was taken into custody by police Monday and threatened with a stiff prison term if he goes ahead with...

CAA Releases Excerpts of the Talk Between US President and the Three Chinese House Church Intellectuals in the White House – China Aid Association

From China Aid Association (link): On May 11, 2006 for the first time, a sitting US President met a group of Chinese House Church intellectuals in the White House. Mr. Bush, along with Vice-President Dick Cheney, Mr. Bush’s National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, Mr. Josh Bolton, the White House Chief of Staff and the President’s […]

A Chinese Dissident’s Faith – Jim Hoagland (Updated)

From the Washington Post (link): By instinct and training, we journalists are skeptics about religious activists. Their appeals are seen in newsrooms as special pleadings from organized interest groups. Editors reinforce reporters’ instincts to treat religion politely but suspiciously. Ours is a secular trade honoring information more than faith. This professional dichotomy ran through my […]

Chinese Christians Defend Religious Freedom with Non-Violence, Law – Christian Post

From Christian Post (link): Following in the footsteps of American clergyman, Nobel Prize winner, and paragon of nonviolent protest, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., three Chinese Christian activists hope to use non-violent approaches and China’s own constitution to defend religious freedom in the communist state. During the meeting with U.S. President Bush at the White […]



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