PEN International’s Open Letter: Time for China to release writers, journalists and activists

pen2016Today, on World Human Rights Day, our Pen International community of writers, readers, activists and publishers condemn the Chinese authorities’ sustained and increasing attack on free expression and call for an immediate end to China’s worsening crackdown on fundamental human rights. Continue reading

China: PEN renews its calls to release all writers, journalists and publishers

pen-digital-freedom-logo7 December 2016

RAN 24/16



Ahead of World Human Rights Day, PEN International reiterates its calls on the Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all writers, journalists, bloggers and publishers held for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of opinion, expression and association. The number of detained and imprisoned writers in China is among the highest in the world. PEN also calls on the authorities to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights without further delay. Continue reading

ICPC Statement on PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writers–Two Writers Honoured the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

The Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) has honoured two imprisoned writers, HU Shigen and Mahvash SABET (f, Iran) the ICPC’s 2016 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for their courage and perseverance in writing and fighting for freedom of experission and other basic rights despite the long-term imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have named six writers as new honorary members, including ZHANG Haitao, Shokjang (Tibetan), LU Yuyu, HUANG Wenxun, LI Tingyu (f) and WANG Yuping. Continue reading

PEN International Letter to ICPC President Tienchi Martin-Liao


The 7th Congress of ICPC Membership Assembly Held on Internet

Press Release
9 Feburary 2016

ICPC-logoThe Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) held its 7th Congress of Membership Assembly at a Google group forum on Internet on 22 Janurary – 09 Feburary 2016. Among ICPC’s 318 members, 162 participated in the Congress. According to the agenda adopted by the Congress, five sessions were held. The Congress adopted an amendment to ICPC’s Rules of Procedure of Membership Assembly, approved the work report and financial report submitted by the Board and elected the new Board in accordance with the ICPC’s Charter. Columnist Mrs. Tienchi Martin-Liao, a former president, has been re-elected the new President.
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Wang QuanzhangSex                               Male

Birth date               1976-02-15

Birth place              Wulian County, Shandong Province

Resident place       Shijingshan District, Beijing Continue reading


80.   ZHOU Yuanzhi

Pen name                ZENG Renquan, HUA Liangxing, CHU Yichu, CHUTIAN Yixiao

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1961-02-22

Birth place              Zhongxiang County, Hubei Province Continue reading


100.   HUANG Xiaomin

Pen name               

 Sex                             Male

 Birth date                1962-10-18

Birth place              Shule County, Kashi Prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Continue reading


Qin Yongmin

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1953-08-11

Birth place              Wuhan City, Hubei Province Continue reading


liu-feiyueSex                              Male

Birth date              1970-02-05

Birth place             Sui County, Hubei Province

Resident place       Suizhou City, Hubei Province

Education                Colleage

Profession                 Internet writer and former teacher, founder and chief editor of Minsheng Guancha (Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch) website (ICPC member) Continue reading


Huang Wenxun1Penname                Huangzi

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1990-02-16

Birth place             Boluo County, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading


Sun FengPen name               The Flash, Fearless

Sex                              Male

Birth date               1966-08-18

Birth place             Zibo City,  Shandong Province

Resident place       Zhangdian District, Zibo City,  Shandong Province

Education                 Middle school Continue reading


Zhao HaitongPen name                Zhao Xia (ever used)

Sex                               Male

Birth date               1962-05-22

Birth place              Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Resident place       Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Continue reading