PEN For Freedom (No.1-11)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-11, PDF) 

Zhejiang Activist Chen Shuqing Formally Arrested

October 22, 2014

HRIC has learned that, Chen Shuqing (陈树庆), a core member of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee, has been formally arrested. The official charge cannot be confirmed at this Continue reading

Tiananmen Protest ‘Black Hand’ Chen Ziming Dies in Beijing

7:30 pm HKT Oct 22, 2014


People take photos during a vigil held to mark the 24th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown at Tiananmen Square, in front of a backdrop of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (back), in Hong Kong, on June 4, 2013. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

One of the two activists identified as the Continue reading

The China Challenge

Ian Johnson MAY 8, 2014 ISSUE

The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China—and How America Can Win
by Geoff Dyer
Knopf, 308 pp., $26.95

Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China
by Stephen Roach
Yale University Press, 326 pp., $32.50

China Goes Global: The Partial Power
by David Shambaugh
Oxford University Press, 409 pp., $29.95 Continue reading

China’s Unstoppable Lawyers: An Interview With Teng Biao

Ian Johnson

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Human Rights lawyer Teng Biao

Teng Biao is one of China’s best-known civil-rights lawyers, and a prominent member of the weiquan, or “rights defenders,” movement, a loosely knit coalition of Chinese lawyers and activists who tackle cases related to the environment, religious freedom, and freedom of speech and the press. Continue reading

Sensing subversion, China throws the book at kids’ libraries

President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign is beginning to encompass all forms of thought and expression, even moderate ones, not approved by the ruling party.

By Peter Ford, Staff Writer OCTOBER 18, 2014


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PICUN, CHINA — When she got off school last Thursday, Huang Qiufeng, Continue reading

Book Ban Rumors Boost Authors in China

7:36 pm HKT Oct 13, 2014


A man reads a book while practicing tai chi. Rumors that a ban on some authors has boosted their sales in China. Reuters

Having a book Continue reading

Understanding the China Dream

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Deng Xiaoping and Jimmy Carter sign diplomatic agreements between the United States and China, January 31, 1979
“Today we take another step in the historic Continue reading


174.  DONG Rubin

Pen name                 Bian Min (means “frontiersman”)

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1962

Birth place              Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province

Resident place         Kunming City, Yunnan Province Continue reading