For Press Release
15 November 2014
ICPC Statement on PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writer
Chen Shuqing Honored the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award
And 17 Writers Adopted as Honorary Members
The Independent Chinese PEN Centre (ICPC) has honoured Mr. CHEN Shuqinqing, its member and an imprisoned writer in China, this year’s Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for his long-term tenacity and courage in writing despite the threat of imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have adopted seventeen of writers imprisoned in China as its new honorary members, including WANG Bingzhang, GARTSE Jigme, WO Zhongxiao, WANG Jianmin, SHEN Yongping, TANG Jingling, WANG Qingying, YUAN Chaoyang, XU Zhiqiang, HUANG Zerong, GUO Yushan, KOU Yanding, HUANG Kaiping, ZHANG Miao, CHEN Kun, CHEN Yongzhou and JIANG Lijun.
Human rights fears grow as Gao Yu, 70, faces life sentence, while jailed Uighur scholar’s appeal is turned down
Chinese journalist Gao Yu in 2012. State media have said she is accused of leaking an internal Communist party document to foreigners. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP
Tania Branigan in Beijing
Friday 21 November 2014 09.30 EST
China has tried a veteran journalist for revealing state secrets and Continue reading
Activist attorney Pu Zhiqiang is accused of a total of four offences as investigators hand his case to prosecutors in next step towards trial
PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 November, 2014, 3:08am UPDATED : Friday, 21 November, 2014, 9:34am
Beijing police had handed over the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to Continue reading
Reporter Gao faces charges of revealing state secrets while Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti’s life sentence appeal rejected.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2014 08:55
Chinese authorities have put on trial an outspoken journalist accused of revealing state secrets and rejected an appeal by Continue reading
Gao Yu, an outspoken liberal journalist, denies charges as she goes on trial in Beijing
Gao Yu was arrested in April and charged with feeding a secret document to ‘an overseas website’ Photo: AFP
Malcolm Moore By Malcolm Moore, Beijing10:09AM GMT 21 Nov 2014
A prominent liberal Chinese journalist has denied that she “leaked state secrets” during a four-hour trial in Beijing. Continue reading
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Evan Osnos writes of the imprisoned dissident Liu Xiaobo, whose picture is being carried by Chinese protesters. Credit Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Evan Osnos appears to be almost as entrepreneurial, intrepid and creative as the strivers whose linked portraits Continue reading
By Song Zhibiao, published: November 17, 2014
Editor’s update: Liren Rural Libraries announced its closure on September 18, 2014.
ONE OF THE LIREN LIBRARIES.
The Liren (literally: “cultivating talents”) Rural Libraries, which is devoted to aiding rural students to broaden their reading horizons and expand their learning opportunities, Continue reading
Posted November 15th, 2014 by Cat Lucas & filed under Campaigns.
English PEN marks the Day of the Imprisoned Writer by launching Time to Read, a new e-book collection of work by writers at risk and former PEN cases from all over the globe
Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Belarusian Continue reading
A week of news the West missed from the world’s most populous country.
BY BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN , RACHEL LU NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Every day, FP’s China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Continue reading