Tag Archives: Tiananmen

2009: Censored — Tang Xiyang’s A Green World Tour

It can be so very hard to imagine what it could have been like to live in a totalitarian state. While I worked in the S&T section at U.S. Embassy Beijing in China, I knew the Chinese environmentalist Tang Xiyang.   … Continue reading

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June 4th Thank You Note to the Tiananmen Martial Law Forces

Zhou Enlai memorial website offers resources such as old issues of People’s Daily. I looked up some articles from around June 4th. http://home.zhouenlai.info/ While the Chinese press and government rarely make any reference to the massacres around June 4th in Beijing … Continue reading

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(2008) Tankman Wang Welin Probably Met a Bad End – by Wu Renhua

See the video for yourself — here is a link to the PBS Frontline program The Tankman. Not long ago the Voice of America journalist Shu Guofu invited me for a video and audio interview. The reason of the interview … Continue reading

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May 1989 Student Leaflet, Beijing

When I went through my thousands of Flickr photo postings from my time in China to look for translations I can share here, I found this Peking University leaflet signed “A PLA Officer”  from 1989 that I came across online. … Continue reading

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2009: Indictment of Tan Zuoren 谭做人 for Subversion

From a Chinese website, a photograph of the indictment of Tan Zuoren charged with subversion for talking about things that happened twenty years ago. One of the things mentioned in the indictment is encouraging people to give blood in remembrance … Continue reading

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Li Bifeng 李必丰: In a Country Like This, We Can Only Hibernate

Li Bifeng,  a Chinese poet imprisoned for his article about a 1989 worker protest.  He got another twelve year prison sentence in 2012 apparently for helping another Chinese writer, Liao Yiwu flee into exile.  Li was arrested three months after Liao … Continue reading

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Chinese Writer Liao Yiwu and “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”

In an online passage “The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge”  from Liao Yiwu’s book of Tiananmen June 4th interviews Bullets and Opium (in Chinese online and published in German but not yet in English),   Liao Yiwu mentions how in … Continue reading

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