A Canadian family’s 14-year quest to free Chinese political prisoner

"Wang Bingzhang: prisoner of Shaoguan. It’s no Harry Potter book, but the true story of a pro-democracy dissident and his family’s fight for his freedom.”

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Blog: Inside These Walls tells my family’s complicated story

"The documentary tells the story of my father, Wang Bingzhang, a political dissident imprisioned by China, and our family. I was enthusiastic because I knew the film format had the potential to reach a huge audience and would help gain unprecedented attention for my father. It’s always been difficult to get the media interested in his case and I was immensely grateful that Juliet and Lorraine were so interested and committed to telling his story.”

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CTV News: Montreal family asking China for leniency

"Ti-Anna Wang's father, Wang Bingzhang, is a political activist who spent years promoting democracy in his home country, but he was abducted in 2002 and has been locked up ever since.”

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CBC: Montreal woman urges Ottawa to fight for release of imprisoned father in China

"A Montreal woman hopes that when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Canada next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will discuss the case of her father, who has spent the last 14 years in solitary confinement in China after he was convicted of espionage and terrorism.”

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Toronto Star: Montreal woman urges Trudeau to push China for her father’s release

"Ti-Anna Wang's father has endured a torturous 14-year imprisonment in China after he was abducted and imprisoned for “trying to foster democracy in China from abroad.”

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The Globe and Mail: Ottawa urged to push for release of democracy activist jailed in China

"As the Trudeau government prepares an aggressive new trade and diplomatic agenda with China, supporters of a democracy activist sentenced to a lifetime of solitary confinement in a Chinese jail say it’s time Ottawa demands his freedom.”

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Reuters: At U.N., China uses intimidation tactics to silence its critics

"At U.N., China uses intimidation tactics to silence its critics.”

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Winnipeg Sun: MPs call for release of prisoner in China

"OTTAWA — As Prime Minister Stephen Harper left Ottawa Wednesday for a four-day trip to China, MPs from all parties called on China to release a political prisoner with Canadian ties.”

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BBC: Angry scene at China UK embassy on Tiananmen anniversary

"Members of staff at the Chinese embassy in London reacted angrily on Wednesday when people arrived to lay flowers to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.”

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International Business Times: A Child of Tiananmen: How Ti-Anna Wang Has Devoted Her Life to Fighting Injustice

"The tragic events of the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing hold special resonance for Ti-Anna Wang. Born the same year, she was named after the Tiananmen Square protests. Her father was an ardent pro-democracy campaigner living in exile in Montreal, Canada since the early 1980s.”

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Amnesty International: A child of Tiananmen – young activist campaigns for her father’s release from jail

"The tragic events of the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing hold special resonance for Ti-Anna Wang. Born the same year, she was named after the Tiananmen Square protests. Her father was an ardent pro-democracy campaigner living in exile in Montreal, Canada since the early 1980s.”

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Amnesty International: A child of Tiananmen – young activist campaigns for her father’s release from jail

"The tragic events of the 1989 demonstrations in Beijing hold special resonance for Ti-Anna Wang. Born the same year, she was named after the Tiananmen Square protests. Her father was an ardent pro-democracy campaigner living in exile in Montreal, Canada since the early 1980s.”

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The New York Times Sinosphere : Chinese Man, Ostensibly From an N.G.O., Is Barred From U.N. Human Rights Hearing

"The United Nations has barred a Chinese man from attending a Human Rights Council session in Geneva after he photographed at close range a woman who gave testimony about her father who is serving a life sentence in China for his political activities. The United Nations said the photography was “intimidation” and the man was forced to delete the images.”

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The New York Times Sinosphere: U.N. Investigates ‘Intimidation’ of Activist at Human Rights Council

"The United Nations is investigating “an act of intimidation” against Ti-Anna Wang, the daughter of the imprisoned Chinese democracy advocate Wang Bingzhang, during a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva this week, a spokesman said.”

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On Human Rights Day, I'll be thinking of my father in a Chinese prison

"My father is serving a life sentence for pro-democracy activism. He'd see little optimism in China's admission to the UNHRC.”

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Five Chinese daughters speak up for their fathers

"After Vice President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Wednesday, they both, in short statements to reporters in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, hailed the prospect of what Biden called a “new model of major-country cooperation.”

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Jailed activists’ daughters ask government for help

"The daughters of two imprisoned Chinese dissidents yesterday at an international press conference appealed for the government’s assistance to help rescue their fathers, while Taiwanese human rights activists demanded that President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) call on Beijing to release 18 political prisoners.”

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A Dissident’s Daughter on Rights and Reform in China

"China’s New Agenda” (editorial, Nov. 17) highlighted several planned policy shifts by China, including important developments concerning human rights. As the daughter of a Chinese political prisoner, I welcome China’s commitment to begin reforming its abysmal rights record…”

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John Batchelor Show: Chinese Imprisonment

"Alfred Miller, Columbia J-School; Ti-Anna Wang, advocate for Chinese dissident families; in re: imprisonment of Dr Wang Bing-zhang, a democracy activist imprisoned in China in BeiJang Prison, Shaoguan, three hours north of Guangzhou."

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CNN: The good, the bad and the exiled? China's Class of '77

"After walking several blocks through New York's busy streets recently, I finally found Wang Juntao in the middle of Times Square, where the exiled Chinese dissident was holding a sit-down protest."

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Morning Joe: Imprisoned Chinese activists life inspires new novel

Ti-Anna Wang and Fred Hyatt at Morning Joe.

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South China Morning Post: Crusade of Jailed Chinese Democracy Activist Wang Bingzhang's Daughter

This year marks the 10th anniversary of a Shenzhen court sentence, which put Ti-Anna Wang's father in prison for life on charges of terrorism and espionage. A decade on, his daughter is still campaigning for his release.

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TEDxToronto 2013: Speaker Ti-Anna Wang.

A preview of Ti-Anna Wang's TED talk in Toronto.

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AFP: Obama urged to press China to free 16 prisoners

Ti-Anna Wang's mention in this AFP's article.

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PBS News Hour: Daughter's Search for Her Dissident Father Inspires Fictional Retelling

"Ti-Anna Wang is the daughter of a once prominent Chinese dissident, who named her in honor of the deadly protests in Tiananmen Square. The story of Wang's search for her father, who was arrested in 2002, inspired a new young adult novel. Gwen Ifill talks with Wang and The Washington Post's Fred Hiatt, author of "Nine Days.""

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Reuters: Lawmakers, activists urge Obama to press Xi on China prisoners

Ti-Anna Wang's mention in Reuter's News Article.

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The Washington Free Beacon: Activists to Obama: Name China 16 in Xi Meeting

Ti-Anna Wang's mention in The Washington Free Beacon's article.

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New York Times: Obama Urged to Prod China on Rights at Meeting

Ti-Anna Wang contributes to New York Times article.

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Montreal Gazette: Girl has courage of her father's convictions

Teen novel breathes new life into Montrealer’s fight to get dissident freed from Chinese prison.

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On Point: Fred Hiatt’s ‘Nine Days’

"Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt’s latest novel tells the fictional tale of a girl’s search for her missing father in China. We’ll talk with him and the real woman behind the story."

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NPR: A Real-Life Fight for Freedom In 'Nine Days'

"I was born in 1989, and my father, being a democracy activist, he was paying a lot of attention to what was going on in Tiananmen, in Beijing, at that time, so after the massacre, he named me Ti-Anna to commemorate the victims ... and also to celebrate the ideals of freedom and democracy. He really wanted to remember their courage."

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CBC The Current Radio: The inspiration for the novel, Nine Days

Today we hear the remarkable story of a young woman who's worked to free her father from a Chinese prison. Ti-Anna Wang 's efforts to get justice for her dissident dad are so inspiring, they're at the centre of a new novel for young adults about democracy, liberty and human rights.

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The Washington Post The Fold Video: Chinese democracy fight inspires ‘Nine Days’

Fred Hiatt’s young adult novel mirrors Ti-Anna Wang’s attempts to free her father from a Chinese prison. We speak to Hiatt and Wang about the book and the case that inspired it.

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The Washington Post: Daughter of imprisoned Chinese activist inspires ‘Nine Days’ by Fred Hiatt, a book about their plight

When Ti-Anna Wang was a teenager visiting Washington in 2009, she submitted an op-ed about her father, Wang Bingzhang, to The Washington Post. Wang, a prominent Chinese activist, had been a political prisoner since 2002. The piece was published, and afterward Ti-Anna met Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt for coffee.

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The Vancouver Courier: Grandmother keeps up social justice fight

Years ago when I was a wide-eyed reporter starting my journalism career, I met Jennifer Wade. My recollection of our meeting is dim, but I know it centred on social activism. How could it not?

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National Post: Gabriel Latner: How Canada can force China's hands on human rights

In his victory speech, Prime Minister Harper spoke of making Canada “truly strong and free”, and the “best country in the world, but always striving to be better.” It makes for nice rhetoric, but if the Prime Minister truly believes in freedom, and its pre-eminence in Canada’s culture, he will publicly demand China release Dr. Wang Bingzhang.

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The Daily Mail: Will Obama stand up to Beijing as he hosts state dinner for Chinese president in Washington?

President Obama drowned out human rights protests with a 21-gun salute yesterday and welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao to Washington with a bow. There was controversy over the bow, but White House aides said it was a matter of respect, not weakness or subservience.

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The Huffington Post: Giving Hope to China's Activists

Around this time last year, I wrote an article saying peace would have been better served had the Nobel peace prize gone to a Chinese activist instead of President Obama and urged him to live up to his prize during his trip to China. I wrote as the son of...

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Washington Post: For Obama, a dream from my father

Before starting college in 2008, my sister, Ti-Anna, spent a year in Washington advocating for our father, Wang Bingzhang, a political prisoner in China ...

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CTV News: Daughter of jailed Chinese dissident lobbies in U.S.

The Montreal daughter of one of the founders of the overseas Chinese democracy movement has not given up hope that she will see him released from a Chinese jail where he languishes due to trumped-up terrorism and espionage charges.

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Washington Post: Fighting for My Father's Freedom

When I was born in 1989, my parents named me Ti-Anna in commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Most of my friends started their first year of college last fall, but, instead of beginning my studies, I have taken a year off from school and moved to Washington ...

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The Globe And Mail: I've been kidnapped

It unfolds like bad fiction. A surgeon-turned-dissident is kidnapped in Vietnam and ends up bound and gagged in a temple in south China. He is quickly rescued by the Chinese police, who keep him incommunicado for six months. After a 45-minute trial, he is sentenced to life in prison. The charges: spying and terrorism.

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The Globe And Mail: Chinese dissident's sentence upheld

An appeals court has upheld a life prison sentence for a U.S.-based Chinese dissident convicted of spying and terrorism after becoming ensnared in a bizarre case involving accusations of cross-border kidnapping.

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BBC News: Chinese dissident jailed for life

A US-based Chinese democracy activist has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of espionage and leading a terrorist group.

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