(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.
Chinese dissident sees rights improvement
(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.
Chinese journalist quits paper to take Nieman fellowship in the United States
(November 26, 1991) Chinese dissident journalist Dai Qing said today that she is leaving her newspaper after it blocked her efforts to take up Nieman fellowship at Harvard University in the United States.
Abducted Chinese dissident home
(November 21, 1991) Dissident writer Dai Qing returned home late last night with a dramatic tale of how Chinese authorities had abducted and held her for more than four days to prevent her from meeting U.S. Secretary of States James Baker.
Former political prisoner detained during Baker visit
(November 18, 1991) Dai Qing, a former political prisoner who is one of China’s most famous women journalists, was detained this weekend while trying to arrange to see U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, sources here said Sunday.
A Saturday morning call
(February 12, 1991) Beijing – The telephone call from an agitated Chinese woman came at 9:30 Saturday morning, November 16. At that moment, 3 miles away in the Great Hall at Tiananmen Square, Secretary of State James Baker was sitting down to talk about human rights with China’s prime minister, Li Peng, and 7,500 miles away in Washington D.C., the Senate was passing a unanimous resolution on deploring China’s mistreatment of journalists in general and one in particular: an outspoken ex-political prisoner, 50 year old Dai Qing.
China’s politics of the environment
(August 24, 1989) Some critics of China’s environmental politics have been driven from office or are imprisoned – as with the detention of China’s outspoken journalist Dai Qing.
The Great Absurdity
Is insisting on “Zero Covid,” an early rehearsal for total social control?
Former China Three Gorges Corp. head under investigation
Cao Guangjing, vice-governor of Hubei Province, is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervisory investigation for serious violations of discipline and law, according to the official website of China’s top anti-corruption bodies.
The most dammed country in the world
Legendary Chinese journalist-turned-environmental activist, Dai Qing, becomes a pocket warrior in the new Penguin Classics series, Green Ideas.
Why is China’s police department still running Canada’s visa office in Beijing?
Because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an election, we may never know. The Canadian government says there is no cause for alarm. An investigation by Probe International’s Patricia Adams and Lawrence Solomon […]
China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?
The Three Gorges Dam was designed to tame China’s longest river. But this summer’s record rains reveal its limited ability to control floods.
In Hong Kong, a publisher struggles to document Tiananmen’s Carnage
“Authors are afraid to publish. Publishers are afraid to continue doing business. Distributors are also afraid. Bookstores are diminishing and people there are afraid, too. So are the buyers, of course. It’s […]
Le volte-face climatique de la chine depuis l’accord de Paris
The French version of “The road from Paris: China’s climate U-turn” is now available!
More on the Three Gorges Dam’s flood control capabilities and its performance in one of the wettest seasons for China since the record-breaking El Niño event of 1997-98. In this report, The Economist concludes the country’s weakened river pulse is “in danger not only from floods but from its flood controls.”