Must reads

I tend to highlight the pieces I enjoy (and egocentrically think everyone else will) in the ‘6 Articles I’m reading’ feature, below-left. Once in a while, I stumble across something I feel deserves higher billing. Like these two posts from the indispensable Global Voices Online.

The first is the translated account of 40 parents of missing children all over China, who come to Beijing to petition for them. It’s the most moving thing I’ve read while in Beijing.

The second is the story of Chinese bloggers (again, self-told and translated) on the trail of Beijing’s hidden ‘Black Jails’. It’s a topic which has been floating around the blogosphere.

Both longish – by internet standards. Both worth it.