Author of The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan

For China's 'Left-Behind Kids,' A Free Lunch

npr.org — Shocked by the poverty he saw on a reporting trip, a Chinese journalist set up a program to provide meals to 25,000 poor children in rural China, many of whom suffer from malnutrition. Indirectly, his efforts have prompted the government to ramp up its efforts to feed the country's most vulnerable.

Masters of Subservience

nytimes.com — The Chinese author Wang Xiaofang learned to write corruption exposés the hard way. His decade as a pen-pushing civil servant culminated in a three-year investigation for corruption while his boss, the deputy mayor of the rust-belt city of Shenyang, was executed for gambling away $3.6 million of public money in Macau's casinos.

China’s Top 5 Censored Posts in 2015

chinafile.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded off 2015 by posting his first message on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, in the form of a new year's greeting to the People's Liberation Army. His post received 52,000 comments, mostly fawning messages of support featuring thumbs-up and smiling emoticons.

China’s Top 5 Censored Posts in 2015

foreignpolicy.com — Chinese President Xi Jinping rounded off 2015 by posting his first message on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, in the form of a new year's greeting to the People's Liberation Army. His post received 52,000 comments, mostly fawning messages of support featuring thumbs-up and smiling emoticons.

Fleeing North Korea

nytimes.com — A THOUSAND MILES TO FREEDOM My Escape From North Korea By Eunsun Kim with Sébastien FallettiTranslated by David Tian228 pp. St. Martin's, $24.99. In North Korea, the framed portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il in each home are worshiped as sacred objects and dusted with a special cloth.

Dangerous memories of Tiananmen Square

washingtonpost.com — Louisa Lim is an NPR correspondent and the author of "The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited," which will be published June 4. I wrote my book on a brand-new laptop that had never been online. Every night I locked it in a safe in my apartment.

Louisa Lim: 'I wanted to discover how Chinese people became complicit in an act of mass amnesia'

theguardian.com — I didn't want to write this book. Even the thought of it scared me, but it hammered away at my conscience. When I finally gave in, I took elaborate precautions. After signing a book deal, I made my editor promise not to contact me again until I got in touch with him.

China Is Exporting its Tiananmen Censorship, and We Are All Victims

foreignpolicy.com — When I was considering whether to write a book on the legacy of the Tiananmen Square massacre, I had to weigh the possibility of being banned from the country that had been home for a decade. It was where I met my husband and where our two children were born.

‘Staying’-An Excerpt from ‘People’s Republic of Amnesia’

chinafile.com — Zhang Ming has become used to his appearance startling small children. Skeletally thin, with cheeks sunk deep into his face, he walked gingerly across the cream-colored hotel lobby as if his limbs were made of glass. On his forehead were two large, perfectly circular purple-red bruises, one above each eye.

North Korea Greets Its Next Leader

wbur.org — North Korea introduced its heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, to its people in a massive military parade Sunday. The reclusive country marked the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party with a celebration that was televised live -- for the first time ever -- underlining the importance of the coming-out party.
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