Western economists and China’s rise

Julian Gewirtz-ZZYUnlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. By Julian Gewirtz. Harvard University Press; 389 pages; $39.95. To be published in Britain on January 31st. Continue reading

206. XIE YANYI (released)

xie-yanyiPen name                Liang Buzheng

Sex                               Male

Birth date               1975-03-20

Birth place            

Resident place       Miyun County, Beijing Continue reading

Lawyer detained in China crackdown released on bail but still under police surveillance, wife says

7 January 2017, Catherine Lai

Xie Yanyi. Photo: New Citizens Movement.

A lawyer detained in China’s sweeping crackdown in 2015 has been released on bail, but has not yet returned home, according to his wife. Continue reading

Lecturer Fired in China’s Shandong After he Criticized Chairman Mao


Poet Lu Yang holds up a sign supporting Deng Xiangchao, a professor who was fired by Shandong Jianzhu University for criticizing Mao Zedong, in the Shandong capital Jinan, Jan 4, 2017. Courtesy of Lu Yang.

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have terminated the contract of a university lecturer who criticized late supreme leader Mao Zedong, following protests and violent attacks on campus that were blamed on members of Maoist groups. Continue reading

Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer ‘At Risk of Torture’: Amnesty International


Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, who went missing on Nov. 21, 2016, after meeting relatives of jailed lawyers, in an undated photo.

A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer held in an unknown location on suspicion of subversion is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment, an international rights group has warned. Continue reading


Xie YangSex                               Male

Birth date               1972-02-04

Birth place             Dongkou County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province

Resident place       Changsha City, Hunan Province Continue reading

Xi Lan Zhang: The Snow

zhang-wilhelm-snowThe roof is covered with ice,
Our trees are full with frost.
The birds rest in their birdhouse
It seems as a good nice winter,
The fireplace is a cracklin,
the moon is full and bright.
The stars are just there twinklin,
It seems as a perfect night.
The wind gusts knocked my door,
blowing the snow around. Continue reading

199. WU GAN

Wu GanPen name                Super Vulgar Butcher, or Butcher (Tufu)

Sex                               Male

Birth date               1972-02-14

Birth place              Xiashi Village, Jingyang Town, Fuqing City, Fujian Province

Resident place       Fangshan District, Beijing City, Continue reading