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“You Won’t Get Near Tiananmen!” Hu Jia on the Continuing Crackdown

posted on June 3, 2014

Ian Johnson of The New York Review of Books interviews Hu Jia, “one of China’s best-known activists” who is currently under house arrest. Hu talks about his experience of Tiananmen Square in 1989, his Buddhism, and China today. China has “no belief or faith,” Hu argues. “The worst thing the CCP has done is create a sense of spiritual confusion.” Still, Hu remains optimistic: “One day the government will revise the verdict [on Tiananmen]. What they did was illegal and they know it. They know it too well.”

Read at The New York Review of Books