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On Thursday, Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem. The legislation was approved after pro-democracy opposition lawmakers tried to disrupt the vote. Learn more about it here: https://bit.ly/2UaZ0fj
"Stories help us imagine what it is like to be another person—to strive as they do, to cope as they do, to celebrate as they do—and that’s a vital task of imagination." Read our full #PENTen interview w/ editor & author @MeghaMaj at
"I've seen dictators rise and fall. Beware, America." Novelist and former PEN America president @SalmanRushdie writes about his experience seeing dictatorships succeed and crumble, and what these lessons offer America right now in the midst of chaos. https://wapo.st/3eUcggt