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Chinese Dissidents

China Convicts Prominent Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang of Speech Violations While Nominated for Columbia 2016 Global Freedom of Expression Award

Cynthia L. Cooper | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Cynthia L. Cooper

A court in Beijing convicted Pu Zhiqiang, one of China's foremost human rights lawyers, of crimes early on December 22, 2015 because of comments he po...

China's Security Outsourcing Boom

AP | CHARLES HUTZLER | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

BEIJING — Every workday at 7:20 a.m., colleagues pick up Yao Lifa from his second-floor apartment and drive him to the elementary school where h...

Chinese Police Say Detained Artist Being Investigated For 'Suspected Economic Crimes'

Reuters | Chris Buckley | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 7, 2011 4:58:10 AM By Chris Buckley BEIJING, April 7 (Reuters) - Chinese police said the detained artist and activist Ai Weiwei is bei...

WATCH: Ai Weiwei's Last Televised Interview

Posted 06.06.2011 | World

Footage of what has now become the last U.S. television interview with world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei before his widely-criticiz...

Chinese Artist Missing After Airport Detention

AP | By ISOLDA MORILLO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

BEIJING -- One of China's most famous contemporary artists remained missing Monday, more than a day after he was blocked from leaving the country and ...

Contender for Nobel prize is in Chinese prison

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — When the police came for Liu Xiaobo on a December night nearly two years ago, they didn't tell the dissident author why he was being t...

Freedom To Write: An Exiled Chinese Dissident, a Conference in Istanbul, and Some Milky Tea

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ming Holden

The man I met in front of the State Department Store didn't look like a refugee, which goes to show how many assumptions I had. Tumenulzii had an open and youthful face.

Gao Zhisheng: China's Defiance On Human Rights Stirs Fears For Missing Dissident | ANDREW JACOBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A year ago this week, Chinese security agents made a midnight visit to the home of Gao Zhisheng, one of China's most high-profile human rig...

China Dissidents Top Nobel Peace Prize Speculation

AP | DOUG MELLGREN and IAN MacDOUGALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OSLO — Chinese dissidents are leading the odds of winning the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre...

China: Spirituality Or Materialism?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Stripped of their cultural heritage by the brutality of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese seem to be in a headlong rush to what they think they want and need--the material excess of the West.

Frankfurt Book Fair Official Fired For Treatment Of Chinese

The New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Frankfurt Book Fair, which struggled to find a balance between free speech and honoring China as its featured country, dismissed its project manag...

Tiananmen Anniversary: Chinese Dissident Wu Gaoxing Arrested

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With the twentieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement approaching, government security agents have detained a noted Chinese dissid...

Chinese Democracy -- the 1978 Version

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

More than a decade before the June 4th Massacre, right after Deng's Reform era began in China, came the "Democracy Wall Movement" -- named for a Beijing area where critics started putting up posters in 1978.

Falun Gong, Other "Troublemakers" Confined to Shanghai During Games

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BEIJING — Shanghai has banned dissidents, Falun Gong members and other regime critics from leaving the city during the August Olympics, a human ...