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  • What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship

    What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship
    Chinese author Mo Yan was announced in October as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature; he's in Sweden now and will be presented with the award Monday. It was at a news conference in Stockholm that Mo made his disappointing statements in support...
  • Imprisoned Russian entrepreneur puts pencil to paper

     
    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once was Russia's richest man, is now an inmate who has taken up pen and pencil....
  • Turkish publisher's arrest sparks outcry

     
    Ragip Zarakolu, head of Belge Publishing, has angered Turkish officials by publishing books about the Kurds and the Armenian genocide. He was arrested Friday, sparking international concern....
  • Chinese dissident in U.S. tells of harassment, torture

     
    Dissident Chinese writer Yu Jie, who fled to the United States earlier this month, says he was tortured and harassed in 2010 even as the Nobel Peace prize was being awarded to his best friend, Liu Xiaobo....
  • Tibetan shooting comes on heels of human rights criticism

     
    Chinese security forces opened fire on Tibetan protesters Monday, killing at least one person, Tibetan activists reported. The news comes on the heels of the annual Human Rights Watch report, which criticized China for repression in ethnic minority...
  • Chinese use Google+ to 'Occupy Obama'

     
    China Internet users contact Obama on Google. Google Plus offers chance to 'Occupy Obama.'...
  • Open petition calls for Chinese leader's resignation

     
    In the latest challenge to China’s embattled national security czar, a group of retired Communist Party officials in western China has released an open petition calling for his resignation....
  • Suu Kyi to accept her Nobel in person; others didn't [Video]

     
    Aung San Suu Kyi was to give her Nobel Peace Prize lecture on Saturday in Oslo, 21 years after she got the award. Suu Kyi had long feared leaving Myanmar because she didn’t know if its military junta would let her return. The video above shows her...
  • Chinese praise a Nobel 'first' -- ignoring past winner

     
    Chinese state television hailed Mo Yan as "the first Chinese writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature" following the announcement Thursday of the 2012 award. The report conveniently ignored Gao Xingjian, the Chinese-born French national whose 2000...
  • Send in the clowns

     
    It's disgraceful that 19 nations beholden in some way to China won't attend the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in Oslo. Nor will the honoree, who's serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of...
  • Museum of Tolerance hosts Lech Walesa at Solidarity anniversary celebration

     
    The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles this week hosted a 30th anniversary celebration for Solidarity, the Polish trade union that was instrumental in leading to the collapse of communism in Poland during the 1980s. Speaking at the event was......