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Wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Laureate appeals for his retrial

The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo has filed an extraordinary appeal for his retrial, his lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move that could renew the focus on China’s human rights record. 477 more words

China jails journalist and legal scholar against corruption

A Chinese journalist who had pressed for the release of a prominent human rights activist was detained Friday, one day after the United States completed annual discussions with China on human rights. 696 more words


China shoots buddhists on Dalai Lama's birthday

Chinese police officers opened fire on a crowd of unarmed Tibetans who were celebrating the birthday of the Dalai Lama in a volatile area of Sichuan Province, injuring nine people, two of them critically. 298 more words


Music against censorship: LANGUAGE WARNING!

I just came across this brilliant video on China Digital Times which I had to share. It’s a rap by artist Gao Yuan against China’s censorship: censorship of dissent, freedom of speech, art, music…etc…etc.. 44 more words

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Ai Weiwei: Artist, Dissident, Rock Musician?

First, he came out with a “Gangnam Style” video, now Ai Weiwei is dabbling in music — heavy-metal music.

The outspoken Chinese sculptor, who was jailed for 81 days in 2011 by Chinese authorities, has announced that he is releasing an album of metal-tinged songs with music by rock musician and friend, Zuoxiao Zuzhou, … 227 more words


Human Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng in Shaya Prison of Xinjiang

Mr. Gao Zhisheng, a well-known human rights lawyer and Chinese dissident is being held in Shaya prison of Xinjiang province. His father-in-law and younger brother visited him last month after nine months, and confirmed that Gao is still alive. 243 more words

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