Zhang Jianhong (pen name: Li Hong) | Status: Deceased | China

Zhang Jianhong passed away on December 31, 2010, at a hospital in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. He was diagnosed with muscle atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known… More

PEN Appeal: Zhang Jianhong

June 9, 2010 His Excellency Hu Jintao President of the People’s Republic of China State Council Beijing 100032 P.R. China Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,400 members of PEN American Center, an international organization of… More

PEN Appeal: Chinese Writers

April 10, 2009 His Excellency Hu Jintao President of the People’s Republic of China State Council Beijing 100032 P.R. China Mr. Meng Jianzhu Minister of the Public Security East Chang’an Avenue 14 Beijing 100741 P.R. China Your Excellencies, On behalf… More

Health Concerns for Jailed Writers

International PEN continues to be alarmed by the large number of detained writers in China suffering from serious illnesses and lack of appropriate medical care. More

PEN alarmed at recent crackdown on writers in China

PEN American Center today expressed alarm about an apparent crackdown on dissident writers in China. Three writers, Zhang Jianhong, Yang Maodong, and Chen Shuqing, all members of Independent Chinese… More

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