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ICPC Statement on PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writers–Two Writers Honoured the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

The Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) has honoured two imprisoned writers, HU Shigen and Mahvash SABET (f, Iran) the ICPC’s 2016 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for their courage and perseverance in writing and fighting for freedom of experission and other basic rights despite the long-term imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have named six writers as new honorary members, including ZHANG Haitao, Shokjang (Tibetan), LU Yuyu, HUANG Wenxun, LI Tingyu (f) and WANG Yuping. Continue reading

About ICPC

Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization beyond borders based on free association of those who write, edit, translate, research and publish literature work in Chinese and dedicated to freedom of expression for the workers in Chinese language and literature, including writers, journalists, translators, scholars and publishers over the world. ICPC is a member organization of International PEN, the global association of writers dedicated to freedom of expression and the defence of writers suffering governmental repression. Through the worldwide PEN network and its own membership base in China and abroad, ICPC is able to mobilize international attention to the plight of writers and editors within China attempting to write and publish with a spirit of independence and integrity, regardless of their political views, ideological standpoint or religious beliefs. Continue reading

ICPC Board of Directors (2016-2018)

President Tienchi Martin-Liao, columnist, editor and translator (Germany)

Vice-president/FW&LEC Director QI Jiazhen, novelist and essayist (Melbourne)

Vice-president LI Haiessayist (Beijing)

Director/Secretary-general Zhao Shiying, essayist and editor (Shengzhen)

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ICPC Secretariat

Secretary-general ZHAO Shiying, essayist (Guangdong)

Deputy Secretary-general WANG Jinbo, essayist (Beijing)

Deputy Secretary-general Yu ZHANG, PhD. in Chemistry, essayist, editor and translator, also as P&TC coordinator (Stockholm)

Executive Secretary CHEN Biao, essayist, editor and translator (Melbourne)

Financial Secretary & Accountant XIAO Guozhen, lawyer, scholar and essayist (Maryland)

Cashier SI Pengcheng (Simon Si), lawyer and editor (Virginia)

Treasurer in China LI Jinfang, essayist and accountant (Hebei)

Treasurer in Hong Kong LIN Wenxiu, essayist (Hong Kong)

Secretary in Hong Kong CHEN Yuhsin, journalist (Hong Kong)

Legal Consultant LI Jinjin, PhD in law, lawyer and essayist (New York)

The 7th Congress of ICPC Membership Assembly Held on Internet

Press Release
9 Feburary 2016

ICPC-logoThe Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) held its 7th Congress of Membership Assembly at a Google group forum on Internet on 22 Janurary – 09 Feburary 2016. Among ICPC’s 318 members, 162 participated in the Congress. According to the agenda adopted by the Congress, five sessions were held. The Congress adopted an amendment to ICPC’s Rules of Procedure of Membership Assembly, approved the work report and financial report submitted by the Board and elected the new Board in accordance with the ICPC’s Charter. Columnist Mrs. Tienchi Martin-Liao, a former president, has been re-elected the new President.
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Announcement of Nomination for 2014 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award of Independent Chinese PEN Center

Title: Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

Awardee: one or two individual annually;

Candidacy: Anyone in the case list of Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN who is still imprisoned or released under legal restriction of the right to freedom of expression, such as “deprivation of political rights”; Continue reading

China: 25 Years after Tiananmen Massacre

China: 25 Years after Tiananmen Massacre


Kina: 1989 och Framtiden

– 25 år sedan det politiska vägvalet

vid Himmelska Fridens Torg



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ICPC Contacts

President Tianqi Liao, tienchimartin@gmail.com

Vice-presidents: Jiazhen Qi, tienchimartin@gmail.com 



Secretary-general: Dagong Zhao, zhaodagong0@gmail.com

Executive Secretary: Guozhen Xiao, bjlawoffice@gmail.com