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Discuss and organize screenings of films of freedom struggle and national liberation, and propose specific titles that inspire you.

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Anonymity in Question: Reflections on Self-Censorship
Katia Buffetrille  |  Feb 6, 2015  |  No Comment
Anonymity in Question: Reflections on Self-Censorship

In a recent article, Perry Link explained how several of his colleagues censor themselves for fear of being blacklisted in China, as he himself was. This shows how the intimidation policy applied by the Chinese …

My Tibet Manifesto
Maura Moynihan  |  Nov 29, 2014  |  No Comment
My Tibet Manifesto

Joe Hamilton wrote a moving piece about how he discovered Tibet, and taking Phuntsok Nyidron the Tibetan political prisoner, to visit Dachau, the Nazi concentration camp built in 1933, the year Hitler came to power …

Hong Kong protests: A real test for Beijing
Maura Moynihan  |  Oct 9, 2014  |  No Comment
Hong Kong protests: A real test for Beijing

No doubt Chinese President Xi Jinping would prefer to have the Hong Kong matter settled without bloodshed, but if need be, China’s Politburo will most likely do what it does best: repression
No doubt Chinese President …

10:30 Wednesday Morning: Ilham’s Trial Begins
Elliot Sperling  |  Sep 18, 2014  |  No Comment
10:30 Wednesday Morning: Ilham’s Trial Begins

I am adding here a few more social media messages put out by Ilham’s lawyers yesterday, the first day of his trial. At the moment the second (and final) day of the trial is underway. …

Woeser: Attorneys Liu Xiaoyuan and Li Fangping Disclose Ilham’s Current Condition, Having Been Shackled in Leg Irons for 29 Days
Elliot Sperling  |  Sep 17, 2014  |  No Comment
Woeser: Attorneys Liu Xiaoyuan and Li Fangping Disclose Ilham’s Current Condition, Having Been Shackled in Leg Irons for 29 Days

As I post this, Ilham Tohti’s trial is opening in Urumqi. There is little that needs to be said to indicate how groundless the charges levelled against him are. The Party and the State seem …

Woeser: Ilham’s Second Meeting with His Lawyers. He Is Charged with Organizing “an Eight-Person Criminal Separatist Clique”
Elliot Sperling  |  Aug 23, 2014  |  No Comment
Woeser: Ilham’s Second Meeting with His Lawyers. He Is Charged with Organizing “an Eight-Person Criminal Separatist Clique”

Earlier this month Woeser posted a number of tweets that taken together give a basic account of what Ilham Tohti’s lawyers were able to learn durng the course of the second meeting they were permitted …

H.H. the Dalai Lama’s Legacy: a Democratic System of Government
Sonam Wangdu  |  Aug 17, 2014  |  No Comment
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s Legacy: a Democratic System of Government

 

The legacy of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the democratic system of government with a Constitution that He established in the 1960s. His legacy is not and must never be the Middle Way …

Woeser: This Afternoon’s Visit with Ilham’s Wife and Son (Collateral Damage 2)
Elliot Sperling  |  Jul 17, 2014  |  No Comment
Woeser: This Afternoon’s Visit with Ilham’s Wife and Son (Collateral Damage 2)

On July 14, Tsering Woeser was able, with some difficulty, to visit Ilham Tohti’s wife, Guzelnur, and one of their two children. The younger son, age 5, remains with her in Beijing while his older …

CTA on the Highway to Autocracy
Mila Rangzen  |  May 25, 2014  |  No Comment
CTA on the Highway to Autocracy

As this article aims to educate the reader on a number of issues confronting Tibetans today, it is necessary to forewarn the reader that they might find some themes that are not directly related. I …

China on the Edge
Gordon G. Chang  |  Apr 18, 2014  |  No Comment
China on the Edge

There is something very wrong in China at the moment. China, I believe, has just passed an inflection point. Until recently, everything was going its way. Now, however, it seems all its problems are catching …