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Tiananmen Parents: Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989)

Farewell Letter to My Son (June 6, 1989) by Ding Zilin and Jiang Peikun Lianlian, our dearest treasure: Father and Mother don’t have the strength to give you a send-off. We will wait at home for your return. Your elder … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #39 The 43rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 5, 2020

“Were the interventions to be introduced 5 days earlier than they had been, the number of cases nationwide would have been two-thirds less.” Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #37: The 41st Day of the Wuhan City Closure — March 3, 2020

March 3 Forty-first Day of the Wuhan City Closure A secondary disaster resulting from our epidemic home confinement has been making my parents and “sick at the sight of one another”. To them, anything I do or say is wrong. … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #33: The 37th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 28, 2020

February 28 Day 37 of the Wuhan City Closure The weather has changed again. We had rain the last two nights. There was a strong wind too and I didn’t sleep very well. According to official reports in recent days, … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #29: The 33rd Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 24, 2020

February 24th The 33rd day of the Wuhan City Closure It’s Monday again. I’ve never liked Mondays because it means I have to go to work. I didn’t think that one day I’d miss it and want to go to … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #27: The 31st Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 22, 2020

February 22, 2020 31st Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today I got an express package delivery – something I had ordered on January 22 before the city closed – that took a whole month to be delivered. That’s a … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #26: The 30th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 21, 2020

Today is February 21, two days since the end of the “tightening up of the city closure”, a process that lasted three days. According to media reports, February 19 was the last day of the “tightening up of the city … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #22: The 26th Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 17, 2020

February 17th The 26th Day of the Wuhan City Closure It has started to warm up. The last few days have been very sunny and Spring seems finally about to arrive. I brought all the flowers and plants that had … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #21: The Twenty-fifth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 16, 2020

February 16th, 2020 The Twenty-fifth day of the Wuhan City Closure When I opened my eyes this morning, the room was so full of sunlight that it seemed that yesterday’s snowstorm had never happened. If we only could open our … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #17: The Twenty-First Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 12, 2020

February 12 The Twenty-first Day of the Wuhan City Closure Wuhan has been closed now for three weeks. If one were to say that for those first two weeks the city was bathed in fright, panic and anger, then you … Continue reading

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