(April 23, 2004) Looking back and looking forward. It is a preoccupation in China these days. The push forward is seen in the rapid economic reform and expansion that has made the nation with its teeming population the envy of many and a magnet for new investment. But the glance back is always there, too, as the ghosts of Tiananmen Square haunt the nation of 1.3 billion.
(September 15, 2000) Excerpt from a profile of Dai Qing: … Having been through so much already, where does Dai Qing find the strength to carry on? Dai credits her family and friends at home and abroad, especially her supporters at Toronto-based Probe International, who have had a profound influence on her life, she says.
(June 14, 1999) Dai Qing, 57, the adopted daughter of a famous revolutionary, could have capitalized on her connections to gain power and prestige. Instead, she maintained strong convictions, particularly her opposition to China’s massive Three Gorges Dam project. Now, with China’s leadership acknowledging problems with the dam, the environmental concerns she has long voiced are finally being recognized.
(July 20, 1995) Family Ties/ Connection have always mattered, but never as much as today with decentralization and new economic opportunities abounding.
(August 20, 1994) She is known in the West as an environmentalist, yet she started out as an engineer on China’s nuclear missile program. She calls herself a journalist, yet she cannot be published in her own country.
(October 1993) In the chaotic, black-market capitalism of the new China, the children of the Communist elite are the economic warlords – a secret society reaping vast fortunes through family connections.
(June 12, 1993) China’s economic changes are succeeding, where the 1989 pro-democracy movement failed, in breaking the power of the state over the people
(February 21, 1993) Beijing’s flurry of goodwill gestures, highlighted by the release of political prisoners, allowing dissidents to travel abroad, curtailing conspicuous surveillance of foreign reporters, and hinting at an olive branch for Hong Kong, has China – watchers scratching their heads and wondering: what next?
(December 18, 1992) Dai Qing, a dissident journalist jailed for ten months after the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations, will fly to the United States next Sunday, having won a long battle for permission to leave China.
(August 4, 1992) Dissident journalist Dai Qing is challenging China’s censorship by trying to publish a series of books critical of the multi-billion-yuan Three Gorges project.
(June 8, 1992) Dai Qing, a dissident journalist, who was prevented from returning home last weekend, was allowed to fly to Beijing today and said that the Government seemed to be improving its human rights record.
(June 8, 1992) Ms. Dai Qing, who is studying at Harvard University, was refused entry to China before the Tiananmen Square anniversary, but returned to spend the summer with her family.
(Jun. 4, 1992) Chinese Prime Minister Mr. Li Peng has personally intervened to allow dissident journalist Ms. Dai Qing to return to China to visit her relatives.
(June 1, 1992) A student leader who fled China after spending a year being moved from jail to jail has released an account of the way in which political prisoners as old as 70 were tortured.
(December 23, 1991) Rebel turned renegade free to accept Harvard fellowship