The international community must put pressure on the leadership in beijing to improve the situation of critical intellectuals in china. Many dissenters are in jail.
The police continue to withhold his passport so that he cannot leave the country. "The new government would demonstrate self-confidence if it allowed artists like me to have the freedom to travel anywhere."The famous critic attributes his release from prison in 2011 to german intervention. "I think it had to do with merkel’s talks with (then-minister-president) wen jiabao."