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Winston Chiu

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Latest posts by Winston Chiu

12 June 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: When diaries become citizen reports

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"As time passes, diaries are like caterpillars transforming into butterflies."

3 June 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Collateral damage

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I did not plan to write this diary for 77 days. Writing is a kind of conversation – with myself, and with others.

1 June 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: A day of arranged mourning

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"Today is a sunny. I always look forward to a sunny day when it is cloudy. But the sunlight today feels so ironic."

26 May 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘You can go outside for two hours’

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Someone asked me, "What is the first thing that you want to do after the lockdown is lifted?" I said, "I want to walk by the river and yell."

12 May 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘People cannot grieve freely for their relatives. How repressive!’

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"After the storm, we will need to rebuild our lives like those blown-down buildings."

11 May 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘A person can survive the pandemic but not bullying, fear, and hatred’

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People are asked to report their status to the grid controller and health code system everyday in exchange of mobility after the lifting of lockdown.

6 May 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: What future after the pandemic?

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"It is natural for us to feel lucky that we stayed alive. However, what about our society? Will it have more respect for human life and rights?"

2 May 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Surrounded by walls of glass

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"Even if you are courageous you are surrounded by walls made of glass. You try smashing through them, but they are always there."

30 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Chinese netizens’ tribute to whistleblower Dr. Ai Fen

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There are still people who are brave enough to speak up, and we value these people and try our best to spread their messages.

27 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: A fake performance

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They yelled out from their windows “fake, fake, it is all formalist performance”. This is not the first time the people in Wuhan express their resentment.

24 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Feelings of insecurity

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I want to go to the park to take a stroll after the lockdown is lifted...

20 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Volunteers collect help messages during the pandemic

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Domestic violence is emerging in the pandemic and volunteers are keeping records of their stories.

12 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Waiting for the lifting of the lockdown

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"There are more than 30,000 confirmed cases in Wuhan, and we will wait for a long time before the lockdown is lifted."

9 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘Our action has brought us hope’

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Despite being locked down, volunteers are working hard to help others in need.

4 April 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Restrictions tighten

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"From the city lockdown to the community lockup, restriction on our activities has become stricter and stricter, and we are deprived of our power little by little."

30 March 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: When humans are turned into objects

"It is all about control. We need to deprive their power... and turned them into objects."

26 March 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Looking for human connection in isolation

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Global Voices will publish Ai and Guo's diaries from Wuhan in a series. The following words were written in the second week of the lockdown between January 29-February 4, 2020.

21 March 2020

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘…not only a city being locked down, but also our voices’

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In these Wuhan diaries, the lives of ordinary people living under top-down control and surveillance, show how people are atomized and reduced into a collective.

22 January 2019

Taiwan’s referendum results may have been swayed by an ill-informed public

Many feel that an ill-informed public swayed the results of Taiwan's recent referendums.

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