Before, I thought they must have done something wrong or they wouldn’t get embroiled in these cases. My experience totally changed my mind.
They are not only innocent, but they are among the best and most outstanding people in China. They are China’s conscience.
[..S]uppose we all ‘behave ourselves,’ self-censoring to print only what we think the mainland authorities approve of. Would that help appease them? Would they then allow Hong Kong publications entry to the mainland, with access to that huge market? The answer is definitely ‘No!’
The Chinese president’s “anticorruption paradox.”
In this rare video, Liu Xia reads her poetry in the apartment where she has been under extralegal house arrest for more than three years.The video was shot in December and smuggled out of the country by friends.Watch the video. Read the poems. Share her story.
Read more about Liu Xia.
In 2005, a developer hired by the Xuhui government set fire to a house in Maggie Lane. The demolition crew was trying to scare people out of their homes. Instead, they burned an elderly couple alive in their bed.
In the end, the spiritual resistance against totalitarianism will inevitably become physical resistance against it.
In China, an online video apparently showing a public execution has provoked debate. The video was posted to the Sina Web portal yesterday evening. China is the world leader in executions: the exact number remains a state secret, but experts estimate it to be 5,000 to 8,000 a year.