An activist, Zhu Yufu, becomes the latest advocate to be swept up in a continuing crackdown. http://dlvr.it/15fyP0
It seems that China is still fighting the wave of protest that was come from the Arab Spring movement across the Middle East. While putting poets, democrats, artists, and intellectuals in prison will temporarily silence the voices of those willing to speak out, I feel that their imprisonment will only lead to more people in China speaking out. I hold the firm belief that creativity and expression become much more passionate and powerful when under the heavy veil of oppression. In China I feel that regardless if the major activists like Zhu Yufu or Ai Weiwei are in prison or not their message and purpose will never be lost until those ideals are realized by the powers that be. Lets hope that the expression stays in the nonviolent sphere and doesn’t progress to open violence.
“To express you need a reason but expression is always the reason.” Ai Weiwei