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This Family Nightmare Is The Price Of Political Expression In China

ChinaFile | Zeng Jinyan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

Activist Hu Jia’s Family Nightmare The essay that follows was written by Zeng Jinyan, whose husband, Hu Jia, has been prominently involved in...

Chinese Activist Arrested In Latest Crackdown On Dissent

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

An outspoken Chinese dissident has been arrested following a television interview in which he criticized the country's ruling Communist Party. Hu J...

'V For Vendetta' Airs In China, Stunning TV Viewers

AP | By LOUISE WATT | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment

BEIJING (AP) — Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to ru...

Forbidden Voices

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.14.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

She asked only to have the same rights enjoyed by a man in her country. She took the loudspeaker to expose laws that in Iran left her defenseless and at a disadvantage against men.

Prominent Chinese Activist Released From Jail

AP | SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 08.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A prominent Chinese political activist imprisoned for sedition was released Sunday at the end of his more than three-year sentence, hi...

A Necessary Addition to Obama's China Trip Agenda: Chinese Public Interest Lawyers

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

You would never expect attorneys to hold a serious meeting in a McDonald's, but that is where I found myself last Friday when I met with three public interest attorneys, all recently disbarred, in Beijing.

Obama and the Nobel: Just Bizarre

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

Now I know a lot of my friends are going to be very happy about this; a new day has dawned, etc. Personally I found it inexplicable. And disturbing. And vaguely annoying.

As A Dark Year Ends, Remember the Inspirational People of 2009

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

A celebration of the men and women who didn't slump, but realised that the worse the world gets, the harder people of goodwill have to work to put it right.