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Chinese Revolution

Looking at Hong Kong from My Personal Memories of Tiananmen Square

Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā) | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Jia (Chinese: 嘉; Pinyin: Jiā)

A terrible irony is that, seen in the relatively short term of 25 years, the Tiananmen Square event didn't help the cause of China's progress to democracy, but seems to have led the government to take China to an opposite extreme. One possibility is that Hong Kong protestors will be compelled to give in if the region is to function at all, and the cycle of post-1989 China will repeat itself with more restrictions and less freedom.

Chinese Citizens Band Together To Pay Ai Weiwei's Taxes

Posted 01.04.2012 | Arts

Not since Spartacus has there been such a widespread act of generosity for an activist and leader. On November 1, the Chinese government declared that...

China in Ten Words: A Book to Watch for

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

One of China's most prolific, interesting, and hard to pigeon-hole authors, Yu Hua, is on a book tour in the U.S., promoting his latest work (the English language edition comes out next week), a collection of essays titled China in Ten Words.

Memorial for Social Activist Betty Millard (1911-2010)

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Betty Millard of Chicago, a long-time social activist had danced with Zhou Enlai after the Chinese Revolution and then was called to testify as a host...