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China Change The Morning of June 4th and Its Long and Insidious Shadow (1)
By Fang Zheng, published: June 3, 2014   The Morning  in Liubukou In the spring of 1989, I was a college senior in Beijing Sports College, and one of the tens of thousands of students who took part in the Tian’anmen democracy movement. I was in the Square most of those days.  I marched, participated in sit-ins, helped the rescue effort wh [...] Keep reading »
China Change Who Is Xu Zhiyong (2)
— An Interview with Dr. Teng Biao, part 2 of 2 Published: April 13, 2014   Continued from Part One: YC: I remember at the beginning of your essay The Confessions of a Reactionary, you mentioned that the three PhDs were given an award on CCTV. In other words, you were recognized as young and excellent members of society. When did you and [...] Keep reading »
China Change Who Is Xu Zhiyong (1)
—- An Interview with Dr. Teng Biao, Part 1 of 2 published: April 10, 2014 When Dr. Teng Biao visited Washington, DC in February, 2014, I sat down with him and we talked about his long-time friend Dr. Xu Zhiyong, and we discussed the evolution of Gongmeng over the last decade, to which the New Citizens Movement is the latest link. We publish t [...] Keep reading »
China Change My Ideals and the Career Path I Have Chosen
By Ilham Tohti, published: April 6, 2014   On January 15, 2014, Chinese authorities arrested Ilham Tohti, a Uighur economics professor at the prestigious Minzu University in Beijing. Authorities formally charged him with separatism on February 25, and have so far denied him access to his attorney. For years, Tohti has discussed and commented on [...] Keep reading »
China Change The Life and Death of Cao Shunli (1961 — 2014)
By Yaxue Cao, published: March 18, 2014   Her name in Chinese means “smooth,” but her life, which ended on March 14, 2014, had been anything but smooth. Exactly six months ago on September 14, 2013, Cao Shunli was disappeared in the Exit & Entry area of Beijing Capital International Airport where she was en route to Geneva to atten [...] Keep reading »
China Change Democracy Is My Love Affair – the Story of Zhao Changqing
By Gu Chuan, published: January 12, 2014   On April 17, 2013, my good friend Zhao Changqing was detained by the Beijing authorities for alleged “illegal assembly” as part of the crackdown on the New Citizens Movement. On May 24, he was officially arrested on charges of “illegal assembly.” Changqing has a baby son named “Little Elepha [...] Keep reading »
China Change In the Prison of China – The Journey of Dr. Wang Bingzhang (3)
By Yaxue Cao, published: October 7, 2013   On February 28, 2003, Guangdong Supreme People’s Court maintained the sentence by the first trial court. When the verdict was read, Dr. Wang Bingzhang shouted, “I was kidnapped! I protest the illegal trial!” His youngest sister, allowed to attend the trial, met with him, and he asked for a copy [...] Keep reading »
China Change In the Prison of China – The Journey of Dr. Wang Bingzhang (2)
By Yaxue Cao, published: October 4, 2013   Abandoning Medicine to Become a Democracy Leader The same day Wang Bingzhang completed his dissertation defense in September 1982, he asked his brother Bingwu, an engineering graduate student also attending McGill University, about future options. To return to China in glory and enjoy boundless prospects [...] Keep reading »
China Change In the Prison of China – The Journey of Dr. Wang Bingzhang (1)
By Yaxue Cao, published: October 1, 2013   About Dr. Wang Bingzhang, the first distinction is that he was among the first Chinese students sent overseas to study science and technology by the Chinese government when Deng Xiaoping opened up the country in 1977 after the death of Mao Zedong.  In 1982, when studying abroad was hardly a comprehensibl [...] Keep reading »
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