Monthly Archives: May 2012

Patriotism With Chinese Characteristics

Li Chengpeng is a Chinese writer and blogger. He has over five million followers on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version Twitter.  In his May 12 post ‘Patriotism with Chinese characteristics’, he described how his understanding of patriotism has been changing, and why … Continue reading

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Who Rescued Chen Guangcheng?

Although there have been abundant reports on the miracle escape of blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, it is not clear how he really escaped and who were directly assisting in his escape. A recent report  “Who Saved Chen Guangcheng? Retribution in … Continue reading

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“Remembering Them As We Are Borne By the River of Time” for all the Victims of 5.12 Sichuan Earthquake

Today is the fourth anniversay of the May 12 Earthquake that took away thousands of lives in Sichuan China. Below is a repost from China Blues about an editorial in Sounthern Metropolis Daily on May 12, 2011. David Bandurski of the … Continue reading

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Melissa Chan Bids her ‘Goodbye to China, country of contradictions’

Melissa Chan, the Aljazeera Beijing-based reporter, can not work in China anymore. She has been the few journalist who have been ‘expelled’ from China, in fact,  for bravely and passionately telling the truth to the world.  Issac Stone Fish gives … Continue reading

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Not in the Main Stream Media, but also about Chen Guangcheng

Today, both the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United States government press release said that Chen Guangcheng can apply passport/visa to study in the United States. This is good news, despite the dramatic changes setting down so many … Continue reading

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China:’For activists, the internet is like dancing in shackles’

The following is a blog post written by a Chinese journalist Su Yutong about her experience and feeling of being an activist calling for social change in China. Although to be an activist even on the Internet is like “dancing … Continue reading

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Full transcript: Phone calls between Teng Biao and Chen Guangcheng

This following introduction and translation are made by Shanghaiist. Translation of phone calls between human rights lawyer Teng Biao (滕彪) and Chen Guangcheng made yesterday evening while Chen was being held at Chaoyang Hospital. In this exchange, Teng convinces Chen … Continue reading

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