China Change

By Guo Yushan, Published: August 10, 2013

That government, powerful as it was, didn’t scare me into doing anything unjust.

                                                               — Ascribed to Socrates by Plato in The Apology

Zhiyong,

Congratulations for having been put in jail.

I have been worrying that, if they leave you free after arresting so many of your friends in the New Citizens’ Movement, how viciously they would have put you in an unjust position. Now it looks like the government is helping you out. Along with dozens of other participants in the Movement, you are also wearing the prison vest and paying the price that’s sure to come.

I know you have long prepared for this and are at ease with it, but still, I’m saddened. Ten years…

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