China hits back at Salman Rushdie

China has hit back at the novelist Salman Rushdie after he argued that China had become "the world's biggest threat to freedom of speech" in an article published earlier… More

Mightier Than the Sword

Liao Yiwu hasn't been arrested—yet. But the Chinese writer and musician, who served prison time in the 1990s for his work, is currently facing a variety of Chinese censorship… More

U.S., China to hold human rights talks

China and the United States will hold human rights talks in Beijing next week, the State Department announced Friday, amid a Chinese crackdown on government critics that the U.S.… More

Protest as China bars writer’s travel

Authors led by Salman Rushdie issued a protest Friday after outspoken Chinese writer Liao Yiwu said Beijing refused him permission to travel to New York for a literary festival. More

Liao Yiwu: Grounded in China

The last time we checked in on the great Chinese writer, oral historian, and folk musician, Liao Yiwu (author of The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the… More