How dull to have a gun and not shoot. Guns should be fired.

Fu Yuli / Nicky Harman

One Author#s Plea for a Gentler China (Murong Xuecun)

On Wednesday, July 25, a famous Chinese author and liberal voice with the pen name Murong Xuecun (@慕容雪村) shared a long and heartfelt plea to his countrymen via Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, based on a speech given earlier in Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong University’s Weiboscope, which tracks Weibo posts popular with influential users, the text of this speech became the most popular image for July 25, with over 36,000 reposts and 8,000 comments. Just over one day later, the post was deleted by censors.


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And here's Martin Winter's blog entry in response (scroll down to the bottom of the Chinese)

 Nicky Harman, August 4, 2012, 10:39a.m.


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