Friday, June 6, 2008

'Nuff said

(Occasional item taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes.)

When invited to speak at a London human rights event recently as a banned Chinese novelist, I was asked not to say anything negative about my country.

-- Ma Jian (right), in an op-ed translated by Flora Drew (left). The essay compares the permitted public commemorations of victims of the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake with the prohibition on commemorations of the victims of the June 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

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