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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...

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.

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.