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Remembering China’s Cesspool Spring of 2011

The nationwide wave of arrests, disappearances and tortures began on the weekend of February 19-20, 2011.   Insofar as any official reasons were ever suggested for China’s new wave of Gestapo style “Nacht und Nebel”, it was putatively to prevent China’s … Continue reading

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If you piss on the rule of law, do you own it?

Dogs think if they piss on something, it belongs to them. China has pissed on the rule of law, including international law.   Does that mean they own it now? As we’ve been discussing here and here, based upon information we … Continue reading

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Message to World: Do not damage my image

Memo from:   Ivan To:   The World, all seven billion of you, wherever you are I am grateful to China State Security for informing the world of a new rule of international law, that if I beat someone up I can … Continue reading

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No Family Reunion at Chinese New Year for Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng

This blog post is a partial translation of a Google Plus post by a cartoonist Biantai Lajiao, whose Twitter name is @remonwangxt . I understand that similar news has been published at the Epoch Times. I, however, have no means … Continue reading

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Dark Glasses Portrait Campaign to Save Chen Guangcheng

Those of you who are living outside of China but would like to contribute to the rescue of the blind activist Chen Guangcheng can consider joining this very innovative campaign called 墨镜 . 肖像 Dark Glasses . Portrait. This campaign … Continue reading

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Sand Animation – Free Chen Guangcheng

Someone posted this very moving sand animation work about Chinese blind activist Chen Guangcheng earlier tonight at a China-based video sharing site Youku. It only lasted for about half an hour before it was deleted by the censors. This is … Continue reading

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He Warms Our Hearts with “Light” (Guang) and “Sincerity” (Cheng) – Zeng Jinyan

The first glance of him wearing a pair of sunglasses reminded me of a young Chow Yun-fat. He had just completed a quick lap in the pool. While he was still in water, he suddenly stretched his arms to reach … Continue reading

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Visiting Chen Guangcheng

When footage of CNN reporters being attacked outside a small village in the coastal Chinese province of Shandong province was aired in February this year, the world witnessed for the first time the treacherous business of visiting Chen Guangcheng. Chen, … Continue reading

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Zeng Jinyan under pressure from tax authority to close AIDS support group

  Zeng Jinyan and the AIDS support group that she and her husband Hu Jia founded, have now become the latest victims of power abuse by China’s tax authorities. This is not news. Other prominent NGOs have already been subjected … Continue reading

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Urgent Appeal for the Release of Hu Jia on Medical Grounds

News about imprisoned Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia’s deteriorating health condition was made public last Thursday (8 April), initially via Twitter, then through Reuters and the Associated Press.  Since then Hu Jia’s wife Zeng Jinyan has been waiting anxiously … Continue reading

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