Monthly Archives: 6月 2015

Two More Chinese Netizens Charged With ‘Subversion’ Over Online Satire

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Liang Qinhui in a file photo.
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Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong are moving ahead with the trial of a netizen for “incitement to subvert state power” after he posted “sensitive” Continue reading

Hong Kong Student Leader, Girlfriend Attacked on Mong Kok Street


Student activist Joshua Wong speaks outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong, Jan. 16, 2015.
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Umbrella Movement student leader Joshua Wong and his girlfriend were assaulted on the city’s streets by an unknown assailant on Monday, ahead of a planned mass demonstration to mark the return of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule.

Wong, who rose to prominence during last year’s Occupy Central Continue reading

Detentions Highlight Clampdown on China’s Citizen Journalists

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Human rights activists show their support for free speech activist Wu Gan, known online by his nickname “The Butcher,” who is being detained by police in southeastern China’s Fujian province, June 23, 2015.
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The detention of at least four contributors to a rights website based in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan in recent weeks is indicative of Continue reading

Leaked Messages Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Maneuvers During Hong Kong Election Vote

cn-sino-leak-articleInlineBy ALAN WONG June 26, 2015

On the morning of June 18, the second day of a legislative debate over how Hong Kong would pick its next leader, Christopher Chung was at ease, even high-spirited.

“This is fun!” Mr. Chung, a member of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, wrote in a group chat among lawmakers on WhatsApp. Continue reading

The Torchbearers – Participants in the 1989 Democracy Movement Who Are Currently in Prison

By Wang Yaqiu, published: June 4, 2015

Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)


In the spring of 1989, Dr. Liu Xiaobo left Columbia University where he was a visiting scholar and went back to Beijing to take part in the democracy movement. In Tiananmen Square, he became a leader and a mentor, drafting open letters, giving speeches and leading a hunger strike. 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 Continue reading

Southern Weekend Journalist Sues Chinese Doctors’ Association Over ‘Fake Report’ Claim


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Chai Huiqun during a reporting assignment in an undated photo.
(Photo courtesy of Chai Huiqun)

A journalist for a cutting-edge newspaper is waging a Continue reading

China Slaps Travel Ban on Nuclear Researcher-Turned-Poet Activist


Authorities in the central province of Hunan have prevented a prominent poet from leaving the country, saying he isn’t obedient enough to the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Liang Taiping, who lives in the Hunan provincial capital Changsha, Continue reading