Monthly Archives: 五月 2015

Joan Baez and Ai Weiwei receive 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award

ai_weiwei_and_joan_baez_0Legendary folk singer Joan Baez and world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei were today awarded the 2015 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award at an evening ceremony in Berlin which featured performances from artists around the world.
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Global Call for Release of Dr Wang Bingzhang for His Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony

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Global Call for Release of Dr Wang Bingzhang for His Daughter’s Wedding Ceremony

Ms. Wang Tianna, daughter of the founder of China’s overseas democracy movement, has urged global leaders to help release her father for her wedding ceremony in July. Continue reading

Tibetan Father of Four Self-Immolates in China

763C653A-E779-4EFD-A59C-7405E29C1EB8_w640_r1_sFILE – Activists displaying portraits of people who killed themselves via self-immolation take part in a rally to support Tibet in Taipei, March 10, 2013.
Tinley Nyandak

May 20, 2015 7:58 PM

A father of four in China’s Sichaun Province set himself on fire Wednesday to protest China’s repressive policies towards Tibetans.

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Tensions Mount in Hong Kong Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

9E27C609-8883-4DCD-8C2F-6DC6434E967E_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy8_cw0FILE – Chinese men walk on Tiananmen Square, March 5, 2015.
Shannon Van Sant

May 20, 2015 8:42 AM

HONG KONG—June 4 will mark the anniversary of the 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square, and as in years past, Hong Kong residents will mark the date with massive Continue reading

Liu Xiaobo Is Locked Up in China, and Locked Out of the Translation of a Paul Auster Novel

19SINO-CENSOR02-tmagArticleBy CHRIS BUCKLEY MAY 20, 2015 3:00 PM May 20, 2015 3:00 pm 2 Comments
A portrait of the Chinese dissident-writer Liu Xiaobo at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo. Mr. Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.Credit Espen Rasmussen for The New York Times

The works of the New York writer Paul Auster often hinge on ominous disappearances, and his novel “Sunset Park” has passages about the secretive detention Continue reading

China’s Women’s Rights Movement Has Long History

45187F51-1811-4E1D-BD0B-ED022C7964BD_w640_r1_sFILE – Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong, April 11, 2015.

Shannon Van Sant

May 19, 2015 9:02 AM

HONG KONG—Earlier this year several feminists in China were arrested just before an international day celebrating women’s equality. They were some of Continue reading

China Releases Rights Lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang’s Niece, ‘On Bail’

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Pu Zhiqiang (front right) attends a seminar about the Tiananmen crackdown in Beijing, May 3, 2014.
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Authorities in the Chinese capital have released Qu Zhenhong, niece and former defense attorney of jailed rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, Continue reading

Chinese Rights Lawyer Detained in 2014 Will Stand Trial



16China-web-master180Pu Zhiqiang in 2012. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press
HONG KONG — One of China’s best-known human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, will stand trial in Beijing on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and picking quarrels, prosecutors said on Friday. Continue reading