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Xu Zhiyong

A Commentator Lost in Washington's House of Columns

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

There are indeed times when liberals must fight to defend liberalism, sometimes to defeat enemies who've arisen, as did fascism and much of Communism, from within the interstices and contradictions of liberal capitalism itself. But Leon Wieseltier lives for those times.

For Freedom, Justice and Love: Xu Zhiyong's Closing Statement to the Court

Posted 01.27.2014 | World

Following is legal activist Xu Zhiyong’s closing statement at the end of his trial in Beijing on January 22, 2014. According to his lawyer, Xu was o...

Freedom, Justice and Love: China's Day in Court

Rebecca Novick | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

What Xu and others like him are doing is embracing Chinese nationalism in the context of fighting for civil liberties, rather than as a force to limit them. Chinese nationalism has expressed itself as a pact, however uneasy, between citizenry and government.

What to Expect from President Obama's Visit to China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

While the White House has yet to release President Obama's schedule, expect President Obama and President Hu Jintao to discuss military ties, global economic health, climate change and human rights.

The Obama Visit to China - What the U.S. Press Missed

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

Obama's visit to China was certainly not overly exciting but it was far from the failure that the U.S. press has made it out to be.

Xu Zhiyong And 2 More Activists Released By China Without Explanation

nytimes.com | MICHAEL WINES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING Chinese authorities unexpectedly released three political activists from detention on Sunday, including one whose case had drawn global attent...

Xu Zhiyong and What His Detention Means for Rule of Law in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elizabeth Lynch

The Chinese Communist Party is unified by one principle: to remain in power. Any organized effort, even if within the confines of the law, will be viewed as a threat to the CCP's authority.

Xu Zhiyong: China Milk Victim Lawyer Detained By State

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the lawyers who acted on behalf of the victims of last year's poisoned milk scandal in China has been detained by the authorities in the latest...