How do you write, if you don't have something to write with?
To do as the cobbler in ”The white stone”.
One of the main characters in the classic tv series is a resignerad shoemaker – nicely played by Håkan Serner – devoted their sleepless nights to write his memoirs in the air. When his nephew asks how life can be sufficient at all these nights, he answers: ”Sometimes I write about it in a new way.”
just before lucia, Expressen published a poem of an imprisoned Swedish-chinese the publisher and the author Gui Minhai. It is a poignant and desolate testimony – but also a declaration of love to his daughter Angela and the everyday details that many of us take for granted. ”I think of hot mulled wine and gingerbread/On how my daughter sang for me early in the morning/Convinced that the darkness eventually will be scattered over the earth, and in the valleys,” wrote Gui Minhai.
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In the days, it has passed the 1,200 days since he was arrested and taken away by chinese authorities. And while the human tragedy of the Gui Minhai, and his family is set in the quiet continues, China's march across the world with the greater noise and rolls. The latest example of how the dictatorship's ”soft power” is spreading is that the tv-company CCTV – which among other things acts as a sort of pillory for the coerced ”confessions” from China's government critics now are establishing themselves in Europe. Billionaire and walks George Soros recently warned of China as the biggest threat to the world's open societies. Probably no state in history had such control over its citizens – with the latest technology to monitor, silence, and persecute his subjects.
exercises familiar to his gripkraft also abroad. As is the case with the Gui Minhai shows it belongs to the dictatorial methods that take other countries ' citizens as hostages. Here in Sweden harrassing you journalists and opinion-formers with e-mails and sms, while the other hung out on the chinese embassy website.
Attacks on journalists is becoming a test of whether we are prepared to move these borders, is one way for the global gangsterväldet to find new, local forms of expression.
What do you want to achieve with this? The answer is of course that you want to push the boundaries and establish new ones. China wants to export its own bizarre definition of human rights to the rest of the world. Attacks on journalists is becoming a test of whether we are prepared to move these borders, is one way for the global gangsterväldet to find new, local forms of expression. When the Gui Minhai a day becomes free, his case, have brought the good with them we will have been in black and white what is the rogue China actually is.
another of the Gui Minhais poems in Expressen, ”In anticipation of the Smith”. How has he made to write in the prison? In a poem, he states that he ”draw” with your fingers – just as the shoemaker in ”The white stone”. His daughter Angela Gui do not believe that he at the time had access to pen and paper, but that he has memorized and written down the text after that he was moved to a form of kommunarrest after October 2017.
At one place reflects on the Gui Minhai also about his situation in prison: ”It may well be that my name's going too far afield?/It may well be that my skin is too yellow?”, he writes.
the Work of the Gui Minhais release including on to dispel all such suspicions and to ensure that the Gui Minhai, may continue to assert their humanity. Gui Minhai must be free, he will become free and when he is free, his words are no longer to be silent characters in the air. They come in plain to tell the truth about the chinese regime's cruelty.