Fahrenheit 1989: China Erases Memories of Tiananmen

Fahrenheit 1989: China Erases Memories of Tiananmen

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 06, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, the Chinese army violently suppressed protests on Tiananmen Square. To this day, Beijing uses pressure, censorship and money to stifle all attempts to commemorate the seminal incident in an up-and-coming China. By Bernhard Zand in Beijing more... Comment ]

Bürgerrechtler Xu Wangping: China lässt Dissidenten nach neun Jahren Haft frei

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 30, 2014

Unter strengen Auflagen hat die chinesische Regierung den Bürgerrechtler Xu Wangping vorzeitig aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. An seinen Überzeugungen habe die neunjährige Inhaftierung nichts geändert, sagte Xu. mehr... Forum ]

The Unrelenting Ai Weiwei: Show Evokes Danger and Urgency of Art

The Unrelenting Ai Weiwei: Show Evokes Danger and Urgency of Art

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 02, 2014

A major exhibition opens in Berlin this week of the work of Ai Weiwei, China's most famous artist. Events like this are the very thing that protect him against further repression at home. The show is packed with moving works that are critical of the regime. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

Interview with Ai Weiwei: 'My Virtual Life Has Become My Real Life'

Interview with Ai Weiwei: 'My Virtual Life Has Become My Real Life'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 15, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 56, discusses how the authorities monitor his movements in sometimes bizarre detail and the feud with the government in Beijing that has kept him from being allowed to leave the country for three years now. more... Comment ]

Energieversorgung: China und Burma nehmen Gaspipeline in Betrieb

Energieversorgung: China und Burma nehmen Gaspipeline in Betrieb

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 29, 2013

Burma versorgt China künftig mit Erdgas. Die beiden Länder haben eine rund 800 Kilometer lange Pipeline in Betrieb genommen, durch die jährlich zwölf Milliarden Kubikmeter Erdgas nach China geleitet werden sollen. Für Peking ist die Leitung vor allem strategisch wichtig. mehr... Forum ]

'Anything But Humane': Tibetan Exposes China from the Inside

'Anything But Humane': Tibetan Exposes China from the Inside

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2013

A high-ranking Communist Party official has written a book exposing the crimes of the Chinese against Tibetans. His fellow party members still don't suspect that he has defected to the opposition. By Andreas Lorenz more... Comment ]

Ai Weiwei Interview: 'I Want To Put Up a Fight'

Ai Weiwei Interview: 'I Want To Put Up a Fight'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 07, 2013

Ai Weiwei of China is one of four artists who will represent Germany at the Venice Biennale in June. In a SPIEGEL interview, the artist discusses how he will participate in the event despite a travel ban imposed on him by the Chinese government. more... Comment ]

Chinese Artist Zhao Zhao: 'I Try To Resist Being Tamed'

Chinese Artist Zhao Zhao: 'I Try To Resist Being Tamed'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 30, 2013

In an interview, Chinese artist Zhao Zhao, who has a new exhibition in Berlin, discusses the state harassment he has experienced, his role as a troublemaker and why, recently, he is spending more time on his art than activism. more... Comment ]

Gay in China: Suffering in a Marriage of Convenience

Gay in China: Suffering in a Marriage of Convenience

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 08, 2013

Xiao Bin is gay, but has been married to a woman for the last seven years. His fate is no different from that of up to 90 percent of gay men in China. The society is slowly changing, but pressures heaped on same-sex couples remain huge. By Stefan Schultz in Tianjin, China more... Comment ]

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan: 'I Am Guilty'

Nobel Laureate Mo Yan: 'I Am Guilty'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 26, 2013

For the first time since receiving the Nobel Prize in literature, controversial Chinese author Mo Yan has consented to an interview. Many have accused him of being too close to the regime. But he rejects the charge and finds sharp words for his detractors. more... Comment ]