Xiaolu Guo interviewed on the political role of the writer for BBC Hardtalk

8th August 2014

This year sees the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing that saw hundreds killed and many more detained.

HARDtalk speaks to award-winning British-Chinese writer and filmmaker, Xiaolu Guo, who was a teenager at the time. Decades earlier during the Cultural Revolution, her fisherman father had spent more than ten years in correctional labour camps for painting a picture that had angered the authorities. Zeinab Badawi asks, what should the role of the artist or writer be in China today?


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