Category Archives: Rural Life

Chen Guangfu: How Far off is the Court Verdict from the Facts?


Chen Kegui was tried and sentenced to three years and four months in prison on November 30th for “intentional harm.” Following the trial, his family received a statement, supposedly by Kegui, that he “abandons appeal.” Throughout his detention and trial, Kegui was … Continue reading

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Dr. Wang Shuping: How I Discovered the HIV Epidemic and What Happened to Me Afterwards


It isn’t new. It’s the story of how tens of thousands ofimpoverishedvillagers and hospital patients were infected with HIV through contaminated blood in mid 1990s in Henan province, China. Entire villages and families were wiped out and many lives wrecked. … Continue reading

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Why didn’t the gov’t build this village a road?


Over the past few days, I’ve mentioned the village on the cliff several times, but haven’t yet discussed one of the biggest questions I had on my mind during my time there, Why didn’t the gov’t build this village a … Continue reading

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