Read about it here.
I applaud what Rebecca and Ethan are doing. I also want to urge them to delete the comments posted on their site by one “Jessica Copeland.” There is a time to delete, and this is clearly one such time. It’s not about free speech; Jessica can open her own blog at any time. It’s about respect for Hao Wu.
Also via Rebecca, this article in the WSJ.
Update: One of the most poignant lines from the blog (in Chinese):
“His dream is in China,: she said. “His dream is for speaking out freely, and for making films…He knows there are some problems here, but he loves China and thinks things are getting better and better.”
I will be very interested to learn, after Hao is released, whether the “thinks” becomes “thought.”
Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.