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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...

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 being i...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.