Announcement of Nomination for 2014 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award of Independent Chinese PEN Center

Title: Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

Awardee: one or two individual annually;

Candidacy: Anyone in the case list of Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN who is still imprisoned or released under legal restriction of the right to freedom of expression, such as “deprivation of political rights”; Continue reading

PEN For Freedom (No.1-11)

PEN For Freedom (No.1-11, PDF) 

50. YANG TONGYAN

50.   YANG Tongyan

Pen name                YANG Tianshui

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1961-04-12

Birth place              Siyang County, Jiangsu Province

Resident place         Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province Continue reading

49. ZHANG RUQUAN

49.   ZHANG Ruquan

Pen name                ZHANG Qianfu, Qianfu, SONG Mei

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1935-07-28

Birth place              Henan Province

Resident place         Zhengzhou City, Henan Province Continue reading

48. SHI TAO

48.   SHI Tao

Pen name                Nice Ears

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1968-07-25

Birth place              Yanchi City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region

Resident place         Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province Continue reading

47. ZHAO YAN

47. ZHAO Yan

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1962-03-14

Birth place              Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province

Resident place         Beijing Continue reading

46. HU SHIGEN

46.   HU Shigen

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1955-11-14

Birth place              Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

Resident place         Beijing Continue reading

“Don’t let the striking students stand alone” -An appeal from and views of a group of teachers and staff at tertiary educationinstitutes

The August 31st decision by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive election stated that the threshold for nomination would be the support of Continue reading

Minitrue: Scrub Story on Shuttered Libraries

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Continue reading

45. HADA

45.  Hada

Pen name

Sex                          Male

Birth date                1955-02-13

Birth place              Horchin Right Wing Front Banner, Inner Mongolia Continue reading