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Top China stories of the week 12/11-12/18

The battle of Wukan, and Christian Bale’s trip to visit Chen Guangcheng dominated China related headlines recently, but several other important stories emerged this week:

  • Gao Zhisheng, missing Chinese lawyer, get new prison term, New York Times, looks at another example of China ignoring the rule of law to silence dissidents. It is particularly troubling given that he has not been seen in 20 months, and until this week the gov’t denied that they had any knowledge of his whereabouts.
  • Keeping the past alive, from People’s Daily, looks at an ongoing project to record individual accounts of the past 60 years. It is perhaps the most open article I have seen from the Chinese press on topics related to the Cultural Revolution, and a great read.

3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Could you please set your WordPress settings for email delivery to have the daily/weekly emails delivered in “full” rather than the current first paragraph. This will enable us to read your posts without having to resort to VPN. Thank you.

    • Tom says:

      Thanks for the suggestion. I think I have successfully changed the settings. Please let me know if this remains a problem.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thank you very much for the prompt response. I think it now works as today’s email was in full. Thoroughly enjoy your (and your colleagues’) writings.

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