She is a virtuous wife And a proud mother The vigil in front of the Chinese Embassy would never have lasted this long If it weren’t for the fact that she could always be depended on to fill in for any shift And the fact that over a hundred ordinary […]Read More
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The best part of our interviews are the accounts shared by the vigil participants. As an old Chinese saying goes: “With a crowd of one hundred people, no two are alike.” These practitioners have met all kinds of people, and run into all kinds of situations. More than one hundred […]Read More
Over the course of fifteen years, countless people have shown their support to this little relay vigil. Some left their names, others did not. But they left all kinds of tokens, a bouquet of flowers, a cup of coffee, a slip of paper with a heartwarming message… This French photographer […]Read More
The longest and the toughest shift is the one from 10 or 11PM to 6AM the next day, or sometimes even as late as 9AM. Those who work the night shift must face hours of utter silence, the most humid and coldest hours of the day, as well as unwelcome […]Read More
To a lot of people, this is probably the most memorable scene at the vigil station. The outline of the figure belongs to Yudong Gao. Yudong had just taken over the shift from her husband Bin Chen that day. Before leaving, Bin took out his cellphone and recorded his wife […]Read More
“The first time Amy told me about her story, I said, this is very powerful, it will resonate directly with the kindness in people’s hearts. Amy sighed and said, maybe this is nothing more than just a story to other people, but to those in the story, we have endured […]Read More
This is the story of a group of peaceful protesters across the street from the Chinese Embassy in London. It began in 2002 and continues today after 15 years. Since the day it started, the protesters have run a non-stop protest 24/7 in a relay fashion. Having persisted for more […]Read More