Monthly Archives: 十一月 2016

Online activist Sun Feng sentenced

sun-feng1Last week, a court in the eastern province of Shandong handed a five-year jail term to online activist Sun Feng after holding him in pretrial detention for two years, rights activists said. Continue reading

Writers on the 2016 US Election: Bina Shah


Bina Shah, columnist for the New York Times and

Coming to middle America as a woman who had spent eleven years on the East Coast of America but also fifteen years living in Pakistan, the divides were more obvious to me than if I’d spent all my life living in, say, New York City. Continue reading

Matthew Tiffany: Ha Jin’s latest spy novel explores U.S.-China intrigue and misses the boat

ha-jinAuthor Ha Jin’s latest novel, “The Boat Rocker,” follows an expatriate journalist who becomes embroiled in intrigue as he investigates a most unusual novel. Steven Senne The Associated Press. Continue reading

‘I Was Tortured in Detention’: Released Guangzhou Three Activist


Tang Jingling, a top human rights lawyer in Guangzhou, and his wife Wang Yanfang in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Wang Yanfang.)

A rights activist recently released from prison in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has described being shackled to a single spot and denied food and water during his incarceration. Continue reading

China elections: Independent candidates fight for the ballot

By John Sudworth, BBC News, Beijing, 17 November 2016

China’s constitution allows independent candidates to run in local elections but it is a futile exercise for those who dare to get their names on the ballot. Continue reading

170. WANG QINGYING (Released)

Wang Qingying

Pen name              

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1982-03-01

Birth place              Sheqi County, Nanyang City, Henan Province

Resident place         Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading

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

Writers on the 2016 US Election: Jennifer Clement

jennifer-clementIn Mexico we feel hurt and shocked to see that so many people in the United States, including Latinos and women, voted for Donald Trump. I am also deeply concerned to see, throughout the world, a growing tendency in politics for propaganda to replace truth.

-Jennifer Clement, President of PEN Internationa Continue reading