Andy Yee is a policy analyst for Google in Asia Pacific, and a former researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation to China in Beijing. He writes at openDemocracy, East Asia Forum and China Geeks.
Latest posts by Andy Yee from April, 2011
China: Yang Hengjun's thoughts on his kidnapping
China Media Project has posted an English version of the blog of Sino-Australian novelist Yang Hengjun, who shared his thoughts and feelings on his disappearance from Guangzhou airport last month, widely imagined as part of the Chinese government crackdown on activists.
China: Ran Yunfei’s Blogging for Political Change
A well-known and respected blogger, Ran Yunfei consistently writes about social justice and democratic reforms in China. He has been charged with 'inciting subversion of state power' on March 28 this year. His blog is nominated for the 2011 Deutsche Welle International Blog Awards' Chinese category.
China: Reactions to Global Times’ Lashing Out at Ai Weiwei
China's official newspaper Global Times has issued a harsh editorial condemning missing artist Ai Weiwei as a maverick of Chinese society, sparking reactions from Chinese netizens.
China: Ai Weiwei Detained, Initial Twitter Reactions
China’s best known artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei, was detained in Beijing as he tried to board a flight to Hong Kong on Sunday 3 April, 2011. Ai is the latest to join a long list of human rights activists, lawyers and writers who have been arrested, detained or gone missing in the country. Here is a selection of initial reactions by Chinese users on Twitter.