No Let-Up: China Detains Another Writer

Feng Zhenghu, a Shanghai-based rights defender, online writer and freelance journalist, has been detained in a week that has seen significant backsliding in the climate for freedom of expression… More

PEN Protests Cyber-Attacks Against Woeser

PEN American Center today expressed “profound concern” that Beijing-based Tibetan writer Woeser is apparently the target of serious cyber-attacks aimed at disrupting her personal communications and suppressing her voice,… More

Chinese Writer and Professor Guo Quan Detained

Guo Quan, a writer and former associate professor of literature at Nanjing Normal University, has been detained for his articles on the government response to the May 12th earthquake… More

China dissident writer faces subversion charge

A dissident Chinese writer in police custody faces trial for inciting subversion as part of an apparent government crackdown on dissent ahead of the Beijing Olympics, three writers' associations… More

Writers take on China Censorship

Ninety-nine days before the Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing, several literary giants — Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Edward Albee, among them — announced they would be delivering a… More

Writers petition China

A group of writers delivered a letter today to China's United Nations mission in New York. The letter urged the release of 39 Chinese writers and journalists believed to… More