Category Archives: Bits of Weibo

Freed Chongqing Prisoner Talks about Reeducation-through-Labor


Of the hundreds of thousands of victims of China’s arbitrary, extralegal “reeducation-through-labor” system, a young man in Chongqing named Ren Jianyu (任建宇) was recently freed, thanks to the downfall of Bo Xilai, even though his filing against the government for … Continue reading

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Today, June 4th


When former General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), sacked by Deng Xiaoping for his bolder calls for re-evaluating the past and reforming for the future, died on April 15, 1989, college students in Beijing began a wave … Continue reading

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Heard on Weibo, 3/18-3/24 The Coup Edition


Mystery abounds. Suspense builds. Millions in China, as someone on Twitter puts it, have been immersed lately in writing “movie scripts” of court intrigues in Zhongnanhai (中南海, gov’t headquarters in Beijing). Under normal circumstances, they can’t even get within 30 … Continue reading

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