Human Rights in Post-Olympic China

Hosting one Olympics cannot change the judicial system, the news system, or nature of the regime. China’s democratic progress needs the continued growth of civil rights awareness, continued spreading… More

Writers press China on media freedom

Some 200 leading writers appealed Friday to China to respect freedom of expression and free jailed authors, describing the country's strict censorship as a stain on a vibrant culture. More

Report on creativity and constraint in China

On World Press Freedom Day, PEN International launched The PEN Report: Creativity and Constraint in Today's China. The culmination of five years of collaborative research among PEN members inside… More

Bizarre Freedom in a Divided Country

Over the past four years, China’s rulers have continued their harsh repression of free speech, arresting writers and dissidents, putting them under house arrest, harassing them, or making them… More