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Book review: For a Song and a Hundred Songs, by Liao Yiwu

In 2011 Chinese author, poet and dissident Liao Yiwu slipped across a small border crossing into northern Vietnam, fleeing a country that had long repressed and imprisoned him for his protest writing.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 4:19pm

Nobel laureate Mo Yan takes swipe at critics in lecture

Chinese Nobel litreature laureate Mo Yan on Friday took a swipe at his critics in the traditional Nobel lecture, saying their target “had nothing to do” with him and urging them to read his books.

8 Dec 2012 - 9:17pm 2 comments

Jailed opponent of Bo Xilai released

A Chinese official sentenced without trial to hard labour for opposing the Maoist revival policies of disgraced politician Bo Xilai has been freed and is seeking compensation, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2012 - 1:39pm

China activists die in custody during stability sweep

At least two activists died in custody before or during China’s Communist Party congress and tens of thousands had their movements restricted, rights groups said on Monday.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:53pm 1 comment

China’s new leaders to face emboldened critics

A year ago, the villagers of Wukan in China forced their corrupt local leader to flee in a rebellion that shook the Communist Party and which serves as a warning to the country’s incoming leaders.

4 Nov 2012 - 1:19pm 2 comments