Monthly Archives: 五月 2015

China’s Publishers Court America as Its Authors Scorn Censorship

chinabook-articleLargeBy ALEXANDRA ALTER May 29, 2015

Protesters, including some Chinese writers, at the New York Public Library this week while a Chinese publishing delegation attended BookExpo only blocks away.
Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

A few years ago, the Chinese writer Murong Xuecun had the kind of Continue reading

Shanghai Police Hold Artist Who Posted Satirical Photo of China’s President

2015-05-28
imageShanghai artist Dai Jianyong demonstrates the ‘Chrysanthemum Face’ in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Dai Jianyong
Authorities in Shanghai are holding an outspoken artist and street photographer after he posted satirical images of China’s president online, his lawyer told RFA, Continue reading

China Deletes Editorial Hitting Back at Students’ Tiananmen Letter

2015-05-27
image (67)Students gather at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, April 22, 1989.
AFP
The ruling Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda department has ordered the country’s tightly controlled online media to delete an editorial hitting back at a recent open letter from overseas Continue reading

Liao Yiwu : Tamer of Beasts, Tamer of Despots

By Liao Yiwu, translated by Cindy Carter, published: May 24, 2015

My friend Chen Yunfei (陈云飞) has never been of a serious disposition; his mode of dress is, if anything, even less serious. One year on June 4th, the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, he was clad from the waist up in a suit and tie, and from the waist down in a pair of short trousers that made it look from afar as if he weren’t wearing any trousers at all. On that anniversary, he climbed into a blood donation truck parked in Continue reading

Tibetan Mother Self-Immolates in China

May 27, 2015 6:42 PM

A Tibetan mother of two set herself on fire Wednesday to protest China’s repressive policies towards Tibetans.

Sangye Tso, 36, self-immolated in front of a Chinese security and re-education building located Continue reading

China pressure suspected as Malaysia bars Hong Kong teen activist

Student leader Joshua Wong is scolded by government supporters (L) during a promotional event on electoral reform in Hong Kong, China April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Student leader Joshua Wong is scolded by government supporters (L) during a promotional event on electoral reform in Hong Kong, China April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tue May 26, 2015 8:19am EDT

KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG | BY ANURADHA RAGHU AND SHAN KAO
Student leader Joshua Wong is scolded by government supporters (L) during a promotional event on electoral reform in Hong Kong, China April 25, 2015.
REUTERS/TYRONE SIU

Malaysia on Tuesday denied entry to a prominent teenage Hong Kong activist for a Continue reading

China Stops Tibetans Leaving The Country on Vacation

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Tibetans pose for a group photo at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in undated photo.
AFP
The ruling Chinese Communist Party has implemented new Continue reading

Jailed Chinese Rights Lawyer Dismisses ‘Ethnic Hatred,’ ‘Picking Quarrels’ Charges

image (1)2015-05-22
Pu Zhiqiang (front right) attends a seminar about the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing, May 3, 2014.
Photo courtesy of CHRD
Jailed rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang dismissed charges of “incitement to racial hatred,” and “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” Continue reading