fredag 11. mars 2016

The Speech Yang Jisheng, Barred From Going to U.S., Planned to Give at Harvard

In China, as in other countries ruled by authoritarian regimes, journalists and authors intent on exposing wrongdoing and telling the truth inevitably find themselves at odds with the government. Such is the case with Yang Jisheng, a longtime reporter for the state news agency Xinhua who, after he retired, published a landmark book, “Tombstone,” documenting the deaths of 36 million people during the 1958-62 famine, one of the worst man-made disasters in history. Read more