In late June 2020, I received an email from a journalist with The National Post who was interested in interviewing me for a front page story he was running on China, Canada and the 2 detained Michaels in Beijing. He wanted my opinion and my book to feature in the article. Naturally, I agreed toContinue reading “Front page of the National Post: June 25th 2020 …”
My thoughts on this whole situation this morning are as follows. Perhaps Canada can find another ‘Achilles tendon’ of China and go after that WITHOUT having to release Meng Wanzhou … releasing Meng now is not a smart move for a myriad of reasons, one of which is because our next door neighbor to theContinue reading “Betwixt and Between: there are more options to breaking the dead lock”
Yes, he does, and it is a mis-interpretation that all activists or those illegally detained etc want political asylum out of China … in fact, it is China reform (be it political [but not necessarily democracy], and the legal system renovated, etc) they want, not to leave their country. He has a tough decision toContinue reading “Do Chinese ‘activists’ want to seek asylum or stay in China?”
Shannon Van Sant (US documentary maker) has recently won the Amnesty International’s Award for Best Human Right’s documentary, with her version of the land claim struggle faced by many artists in mainland China in the recent times, including Wu Yuren, Gao Brothers, Ai Weiwei, Guo Jian and others. Take a look! I cry everytime IContinue reading “Human Rights Video – Showcasing Wu Yuren’s struggle and detention …”
Wu Yuren announced that he has received his passport back and there are no charges. He is a free man! Thank you to all supporters over the past 22 months or so – much appreciated by Wu and his family and friends.
Just came across these images of Wu Yuren, in his studio, ca. 2007. Beijing, China. Still no word. Enjoy!
I thought I would share this personal and touching account of TENG Biao’s experience with being beaten and harassed in a local police station in Beijing. Brings to mind Wu’s case, as there are similarities in the way both men were handled, but if they let up on TENG because of his credentials, then whyContinue reading “HR Lawyer TENG Biao: “A Hole To Bury You” … or not.”
A very dear friend of mine used to come to Beijing every once a month as he was a flight attendant with SAS Business Class. We met around a photography connection, and almost without fail for close to 4 years he would visit us, sometimes just Hannah and I, sometimes us three as a family,Continue reading “Wu Yuren images from a while ago – Beijing, China”
As this story has been purposely removed from most Chinese news outlets, and has stopped being reported in the international press, I give you the skinny, followed by the translation of the letter submitted by his parents. Shocking and disgusting, there is a plethora of cases similar to this ALL OVER CHINA. At the endContinue reading “Tragedy of ZHAO Wei, murdered by Chinese Railway Authorities-Similarities with Wu’s Case”
January 15th, 2011 Li Fangping contacted me today to tell me that he received a call from the court, requesting that he come in person on Monday afternoon to view the ‘original video’ evidence, that piece of evidence that he called for during the November 17th, 2010 trial, thus resulting in the adjournment of theContinue reading “Wu’s Lawyer to view ‘original’ video evidence, Jan 17th, afternoon”