Chinese rebel writer tells his own story
Chinese poet and dissident Liao Yiwu was forced into exile for his critcism of the Chinese state. Photo/AP
Compelled to write, forced to flee
China is once again leaning on noted dissident Ai Weiwei in an effort to shut him up.
He's been accused of tax evasion and ordered to pay millions, but defied a gag order and went public with the story.
He remains in his Beijing home, but other dissidents are not so lucky.
For them, exile is the only answer as China moves to silence dissenters who might be getting ideas from the Arab Spring.
Correspondent Saroja Coelho has the story of Liao Yiwu, who used to be bound by shackles to fellow victims of state repression.
Having fled the threat of yet another prison term in China, he is today a celebrity in Germany, where he now feels bound to tell the stories of the downtrodden.
Our thanks to the Digital Archive for Chinese Studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands for the original recording of Liao Yiwu's poem, Massacre.
Categories: News Promo
|Radio One||Thursday 1 pm, 1:30 pm NT Sunday 7 pm, 8 pm AT and 8:30 pm NT|
|Sirius 137||Friday at Midnight & 9 am, Sunday at 10 pm|
- CBC IN ITALY Italians worry quake-struck town will be abandoned, lost forever video
- People in the Italian town of San Giovanni di Accumoli, where a deadly earthquake struck earlier this week, mourn those killed and contemplate the possibility the town may be abandoned forever.
- Suicide bomber in Yemen kills 54 government fighters
- A suicide car bombing claimed by ISIS in Yemen's southern city of Aden kills at least 54 pro-government recruits.
- New Apple iPhone unveiling expected next week
- Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco.
- 3 Canadians charged with smuggling $30M in cocaine on cruise ship in Australia video
- Three Canadian cruise ship passengers are charged with drug smuggling after Sydney police allegedly find 95 kilograms of cocaine in their cabin luggage.
- Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin to separate after sexting revelation
- Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former U.S. congressman.