A Jersey Guy's Excellent Adventure in China

Tag: Chinese Communist Party

Activist Jailed for Pushing Peaceful Change

We just got another reminder that China, despite its enormous economic progress, is still a one-party state that doesn’t tolerate political dissent. Xu Zhiyong, a prominent human rights activist, was sentenced to four years in prison for such unspeakable crimes as fighting government corruption and opposing a policy that prevents children of migrant laborers from… Read More ›

Monk’s 16-Year Odyssey Ended at Wild Goose Pagoda

I was feeling a little travel weary until I read about Xuanzang, a 7th-century Chinese monk who went on a 16-year, 100-plus country pilgrimage and returned home with one of the greatest collections of Buddhist scriptures in history. I learned more about Xuanzang at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an, part of the Da… Read More ›