Monthly Archives: 十月 2016

Rights Groups Call For Release of Chinese Citizen Journalist Detained at G20

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Citizen journalist Yuan Ying, one of the Tianwang contributors already released, is shown in an undated photo. RFA

Chinese police are still holding a citizen journalist detained during the G20 summit in Hangzhou last month, prompting calls for her release from an international rights group concerned that she may be at risk of torture. Continue reading

‘She Was The Pride of The Mongolian People’

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Inner Mongolian dissident Huuchinhuu is shown in an undated photo provided by her family. RFA

Chinese authorities have shuttered a popular website used by ethnic Mongolians following the death of a veteran dissident writer. Continue reading

Joyce Huang: Detained Lawyers’ Families Send Open Letter to China’s Xi Jinping

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China Lawyers Crackdown: In this Wednesday, July 6, 2016 photo, Yuan Shanshan, the wife of detained Chinese lawyer Xie Yanyi, holds an official notice of Xie’s detention from the Tianjin Public Security Bureau in their apartment in Miyun, on the outskirts of Beijing.

As China hosts high-level political meetings in Beijing, the families of five jailed human rights lawyers have written President Xi Jinping an open letter, urging the top leader to stop a controversial nationwide crackdown of lawyers. Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao: The Unwelcome Chinese

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Chinese tourists in Edinburgh. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Although insulting, Chen Pokong’s book is accurate in portraying a China that indulges in capitalistic consumption.

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Rights Groups Slam China’s Record Ahead of U.N. Council Vote

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Family members and lawyers of detained lawyers and their colleagues gather after another attempt to seek answers about China’s biggest-ever crackdown on human rights lawyers in Tianjin, Jan. 8, 2016. AFP

Prominent rights activists and campaigners have called on democratic members of the United Nations to block China’s re-election on Friday for another two-year term on its Human Rights Council. Continue reading

Man Booker Prize: Paul Beatty becomes first US winner for The Sellout

By Tim Masters

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Paul Beatty with the Duchess of Cornwall. PA

Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize with his racial satire The Sellout.

His novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles. Continue reading

Madeleine Thien, Canada’s newest literary star, a favourite to win prestigious Man Booker Prize

Vancouver-born author won Governor General’s Award, also shortlisted for Giller Prize

By Nigel Hunt, CBC News Posted: Oct 24, 2016 2:50 PM ETLast Updated: Oct 25, 2016 8:29 AM ET

 

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‘I feel like I’ve won the lottery of lotteries already,’ said Booker-nominated Canadian author Madeleine Thien, seen greeting a fan at the 2016 Vancouver Writers Festival. Thien’s latest novel is also nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Giller Prize and other honours. (CBC)

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Karishma Vaswani: China plenum: Looking for clues on China’s economy

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Food for thought? What comes out of China’s Communist Party plenums is often limited.

China’s top Communist party officials are in Beijing for a four-day, behind-closed-doors meeting this week.

The plenum kicks off a big year for China, building up to next year’s party congress, a twice-a-decade event. Continue reading