Tag Archives: Xu Zhiyong

Mo Yan, According to You — Part One


The disparaging of Mo Yan began before the Nobel Prize for Literature was announced on October 11 when rumor had it that Mo Yan was this year’s favorite. With the exception of the literarily versed, the criticism wasn’t based on … Continue reading

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An unpopular argument – it’s not just the government


When it comes to describing China’s challenges, foreigners (myself included) tend to attack the gov’t side of the issue. While the current system does seem to reinforce a number of practices that limit people power and encourage corruption, it ignores … Continue reading

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Looking for Song Ze, by Liang Xiaojun


This is the second article about Song Ze’s case following Dr. Xu’s, and it is by Song Ze’s lawyer Xiao Xiaojun (梁小军). –Yaxue I first met Song Ze (宋泽) in late April. The weather was still cool, and he showed up … Continue reading

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