PEN For Freedom (No.1-12)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-12, PDF) 

Tensions Mount in Hong Kong Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Shannon Van Sant

May 20, 2015 8:42 AM

HONG KONG—June 4 will mark the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square, and as in years past, Hong Kong residents will mark the date with massive Continue reading

Liu Xiaobo Is Locked Up in China, and Locked Out of the Translation of a Paul Auster Novel

19SINO-CENSOR02-tmagArticleBy CHRIS BUCKLEY MAY 20, 2015 3:00 PM May 20, 2015 3:00 pm 2 Comments
A portrait of the Chinese dissident-writer Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Mr. Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.Credit Espen Rasmussen for The New York Times

The works of the New York writer Paul Auster often hinge on ominous disappearances, and his novel “Sunset Park” has passages about the secretive detention Continue reading

China’s Women’s Rights Movement Has Long History

45187F51-1811-4E1D-BD0B-ED022C7964BD_w640_r1_sFILE – Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong, April 11, 2015.

Shannon Van Sant

May 19, 2015 9:02 AM

HONG KONG—Earlier this year several feminists in China were arrested just before an international day celebrating women’s equality. They were some of Continue reading

China Releases Rights Lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang’s Niece, ‘On Bail’

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Pu Zhiqiang (front right) attends a seminar about the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing, May 3, 2014.
Photo courtesy of CHRD

Authorities in the Chinese capital have released Qu Zhenhong, niece and former defense attorney of jailed rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, Continue reading

Chinese Rights Lawyer Detained in 2014 Will Stand Trial



16China-web-master180Pu Zhiqiang in 2012. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press
HONG KONG — One of China’s best-known human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, will stand trial in Beijing on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and picking quarrels, prosecutors said on Friday. Continue reading

For Whom the Bell Tolls: One Chinese NGO’s Alleged Crime of “Illegal Business Operation”

By Wan Yanhai, published: May 13, 2015


In March 2007, Guo Yushan (郭玉闪)and others co-founded Transition Social and Economic Consulting Limited, otherwise known as Beijing Transition Institute. In July 2013, Continue reading

China Indicts Top Rights Lawyer on Ethnic Hatred Charge

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Pu Zhiqiang (C), the lawyer for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, talks to the media at the artist’s studio in Beijing, Nov. 14, 2011.
Authorities in the Chinese capital on Friday indicted a prominent rights lawyer for Continue reading

Tibetans, Uyghurs ‘Blacklisted’ at Hotels in Chinese Cities


Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, Xinjiang, June 6, 2014.
Tibetans and members of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group have been placed Continue reading