my piece about China’s house church in today’s Guardian

Comment is free Cif belief China should embrace house churches Instead of trying to curtail their growth, the state should encourage these hugely popular supportive organisations Share Tweet this Email Lijia Zhang guardian.co.uk, Friday 22 June 2012 08.30 BST Comments (…) A worshipper at a government-sanctioned Catholic church in Shanghai. Photograph: Claro Cortes/Reuters Like all… Continue reading my piece about China’s house church in today’s Guardian

The China Paradox – a little drama at the Egg

Last night, I went to the Egg – the National Center for Performing Art to attend a concert of Konghou, an ancient Chinese music instrument with harp. It was a stunningly beautiful day blessed with a vast blue sky. I went there early as I always love the sight of the theatre, especially on a… Continue reading The China Paradox – a little drama at the Egg

my intimate portrait of Chen Guangcheng published in Australian on-line magazine Diplomate on 7 June, 2012

Will Chen Guangcheng Face Away? By Lijia Zhang in Beijing Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng may find it hard to stay relevant now he’s in the U.S. But China should be proud of its bright and honest son. Chen Guangcheng, the blind rights activist, finally left Beijing for the United States late last month with his… Continue reading my intimate portrait of Chen Guangcheng published in Australian on-line magazine Diplomate on 7 June, 2012

my op-ed in today’s South China Morning Post, commemorating June 4 Incident

The Peril of Silence By Lijia Zhang in Beijing I was still a rocket factory girl in Nanjing when the unprecedented democratic movement swept the nation in spring 1989. On May 28, I organised a big demonstration among fellow workers because I believed that we ought to have a say in how we were governed.… Continue reading my op-ed in today’s South China Morning Post, commemorating June 4 Incident