Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen who published critical books in Hong Kong, was seized in China while being escorted by Swedish envoys.
The filmmaker was jailed for interviewing Tibetans about their lives under Chinese rule. His escape reflects a growing climate of repression in China.
Mr. Liao discusses his family’s experiences under Mao Zedong and how his novel, to be published later this year in Chinese and English, came about.
At 93, Qin Yi is the only survivor of a group whose beauty stirred audiences and advanced the Communist Party at the birth of modern China.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina say the letter criticizing them “doesn’t follow the ideology of Pussy Riot.”
More than a month after their release from prison in Russia, two members of Pussy Riot are finding many allies in their fight for free expression.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were released from a Russian prison last month, will appear at an Amnesty International concert at Barclays Center on Feb. 5.
Mr. Negm’s fearless and often mocking critiques of power made him a folk hero, but also earned him a total of 18 years in jail.
The collective’s new work attacks Vladimir Putin and the head of the state oil firm, Rosneft.