Tag Archives: Chen Wei


Chen Wei Sex                              Male

 Birth date                1969-02-21

Birth place                 Sichuan Province

Resident place         Suining City, Sichuan Province

Education                  Beijing University of Technology (1988-1989)

Profession                 Freelance writer (ICPC honorary member) Continue reading

The Zhengzhou Twelve

By China Change, published: June 26, 2014


Apart from Beijing and Guangzhou, the other Chinese city where large-scale arrests of citizen activists and rights lawyers have taken place is Zhengzhou (郑州), midway on the Beijing-Guangzhou transportation artery and the capital of Henan province (河南省). Continue reading

CHINA: Another writer handed down a lengthy prison term

6 January 2012
RAN 01/12

CHINA: Another writer handed down a lengthy prison term

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International is dismayed at the conviction of another Chinese writer on subversion charges. Dissident writer Chen Xi was sentenced to ten years in prison on 26 December 2011 for ‘inciting subversion of state power’ in essays published online on overseas websites. Continue reading

PEN Condemns Year-End Convictions of Two Chinese Writers

PEN American

For more information contact:
Larry Siems, (212) 334-1660 ext. 105

New York City, December 27, 2011—PEN American Center reacted angrily to the news that the Chinese government has again used the cover of the year-end holidays to try and sentence two writers to long prison terms for essays they published on overseas websites, calling the timing of the convictions “deliberate and cynical.” Continue reading

CHINA: Writer Chen Wei Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison

RAN 66/11 23 December 2011

The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International condemns the imprisonment of the writer Chen Wei. An honorary member of the Independent Chinese PEN Centre and winner of the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write award, Chen Wei was sentenced on 23 December 2011 to nine years in prison for ‘subversive writing.’ The conviction is based on articles published on Chinese websites overseas. The WiPC calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Chen Wei. Continue reading