Monthly Archives: 三月 2015

Q. and A.: Adam Fisk on Evading Internet Censorship in China

By PATRICK BOEHLER April 01, 2015

In recent months, China’s Internet regulators have further restricted the already limited access that the nation’s 648 million Internet users have to the web. Several Google services, including Gmail and Gchat, have become inaccessible. Virtual private networks, Continue reading

AP President: Killing of Journalists Should Be a War Crime

President and CEO of the Associated Press Gary Pruitt delivers a speech at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club, March 30, 2015.

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March 30, 2015 5:26 PM

HONG KONG—The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Continue reading

Chen Mingxian:Always Parting: My Life with Liu Xianbin-Dedicated to Wives of Dissidents

Published: March 29, 2015

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CHEN MINGXIAN IN 2013, VOLUNTEER TO HELP CHILDREN IN THE MOUNTAINS.

Editor’s note: Among Chinese dissidents and activists, this essay by Chen Mingxian (陈明先), a high school Chinese teacher in Suining, Sichuan (四川遂宁) and wife of Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌), Continue reading

The Four Books review – Yan Lianke holds China to account for Maoist atrocities

 

Four fictional texts are bravely interwoven to tell the tale of the Great Leap Forward in this banned novel

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June 1966: Chinese Red Guards and students wave copies of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book in Beijing, at the beginning of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Photograph: Jean Vincent/AFP/Getty Images
Isabel Hilton

Sunday 29 March 2015 02.00 EDT

The remarkable Chinese novelist Yan Lianke has explained what he calls “amnesia with Chinese characteristics” as a state-administered loss of memory that the regime Continue reading

Lawyer’s Account of Second Meeting with Li Tingting

By Yan Wenxin, published: March 25, 2015

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TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: WANG MAN (王曼), LI TINGTING (李婷婷), WU RONGRONG (武嵘嵘), ZHENG CHURAN (郑楚然) AND WEI TINGTING (韦婷婷). PHOTO CREDIT: HRIC

Lawyer Yan Wenxin (燕文薪)’s post on Weibo:

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LAWYER YAN WENXIN’S POST. CLICK TO ENLARGE.

After trying unsuccessfully for four consecutive work days, Continue reading

China rejects international pleas to release five feminists from jail

Britain, the EU and US ambassador to the UN among those calling for activists detained just before International Women’s Day to be freed

8edea15e-74f8-42f6-8279-f51c2ef1806c-620x372Wei Tingting, right, waits outside a court in Beijing last year. Wei is one of five female activists detained for planning to put up anti-sexual harassment stickers. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

Tania Branigan China correspondent

Wednesday 25 March 2015 13.03 EDT Last modified on Wednesday 25 March 2015 13.51 EDT

China has rejected calls from Britain, the US ambassador Continue reading

Shocking: Details Uncovered of JIANG Lijun’s Torturous Experience in Custody of Shenyang Public Security

(Published in Boxun on Mar 14, 2015)

Boxun has received, after several hands, the letter to Xi Jinping written by rights defender JIANG Lijun’s father, who is an old man in his very senior age. The letter has uncovered unimaginable torture that JIANG Lijun (姜力鈞, passport name [姜立軍]) and other detainees have suffered. Some detainee was even Continue reading

On David Shambaugh’s Collapsism

By @WoodenHarp, published: March 22, 2015

An interesting take by an anonymous Chinese tweep.

If the China-US relationship from the early 1970s to the late 1980 was built on national security considerations of the two countries against their common Continue reading