June 10, 2006

Day 110: Nina Returns to Beijing

Filed under: Nina's blog — Rebecca MacKinnon @ 4:16 pm

On June 10th Hao’s sister Nina wrote a post, “Returning to Beijing Again:”

Back to Beijing again. I missed my brother when staring at his books and things. Hard to believe that their owner has been gone for so long. Looking at the note folded in the book on which my brother wrote down the address of a restaurant, I can’t help crying out. I saw his clean and fresh handwriting, and imagined his state of mind when writing down these notes. He is always my brother. A person with such simplicity and passion for life does not deserve such winding complications. No matter what others might say about him, our firm belief and trust in him will not change.

I went to cinema for the first time in a long time. The movie “Poseidon” is still a typical Hollywood blockbuster about catastrophe. After September 11, America needs heroism to promote hope and boost confidence among its people. Although I know the plot is artificial, written by a screenplay writer, my heart still rose and fell with the story. In the last scene, when all the six men are in a canoe, waiting for helicopter to pick them up, a happy ending proves to be worth all their efforts. There is a line taken from the movie: “Life is transient; life and death are uncertain.” I may adapt the line into “Life is transient; Happiness and misfortune are uncertain.” The character of Josh Lucas , a retired navy officer and veteran gambler, led the last remaining hopeful survivors from death to life. I believe that time will bring out the truth of everything, and reward our faithful waiting. Eventually one day the hope that we hold in our hearts will blossom and flourish.


  1. Always have hope, even when things seem to be at their worst! Your brother will be fine if you keep going!!

    Comment by Raj — June 10, 2006 @ 10:52 pm

  2. I send a heartfelt prayer for Wu Hao and his family.
    I am also patiently waiting and waiting….

    Comment by Dennis — June 12, 2006 @ 8:14 pm

  3. As good as it was, it bombed at the box office. Guess seeing one big ship sink is enough for most people.


    Comment by Leon — June 12, 2006 @ 11:26 pm

  4. Comment about Hao Wu at the end of
    this article on media censorship in China.

    Comment by Other Lisa — June 14, 2006 @ 4:13 am

  5. Nina,
    we are still supporting you and following closely Hao’s news. hugs!

    Comment by s — June 16, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

  6. I would love to find out more about Hao Wu and perhaps write a poem or a short story about him.

    Comment by sergio ortiz — June 17, 2006 @ 3:30 am

  7. Nina, why don’t you try to cooperate? I’d bet you’ll get farther with the authority if you approach things a bit differently.

    You’re Chinese, you know how things work there. “Face” is important, so is realizing the “grey area” in custodial detention. Count your blessing he isn’t in Guantanomo Bay.

    Why not negotiate? Find out what the sticking point is and volunteer to mediate, and let the authority know you are willing to persuade your brother to cooperate.

    If it’s the authority’s wish to build a case against underground churches, turn them over. Laws may be unjust, but until they are changed it carries weight.

    China’s child protection law does not allow indoctrination like Sunday school. But foreign missionaries think their God’s law trumps China’s law, so they incite/brainwash local pastors to violate the rules and go underground.

    If Hao Wu can’t figure out why he shouldn’t be in the middle of all this, maybe you could try to talk some sense into him. Have you considered this?

    Be real, that’s my advise.

    p.s. Christianity have historically adopted local custom and flavors in prostylization. So why can’t people do the same in China is beyond me. The little children can still go to Jesus thru their parents, if churches observe China’s religious tradition like family oriented teaching, and have the parents bring Sunday school material home.

    The honest to God truth is there ain’t enough GongAn to break down doors and arrest everybody that read the Bible at home, or BaiBai in the kitchen.

    Seems these western missionaries simply choose to get all self-righteous about this in a very unyielding way. It’s almost racist how they refuse to recognize the cultural difference in Chinese society. They rather go to Hell then recognize g**k customs.

    Comment by bobby fletcher` — June 21, 2006 @ 12:07 am



    Comment by MICHAEL — June 25, 2006 @ 11:40 pm

  9. This site is now inaccessible from China. One remaining trace is that Wu Hao still returns a #2 ranking on a google search.

    Comment by anon — June 27, 2006 @ 5:59 am

  10. Hang in there.

    Comment by nunya — July 1, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

  11. I just read about your brother in today’s Wall Street Journal (7/3). I am not a religious, but please know that my thoughts are with you and your brother.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 3, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

  12. I saw the article on Mr. Wu’s disappearance in the Wall Street Journal (front page) today. I am going to write a blog post in support of Mr. Wu and his immediate release. Hoping the best, - Howard

    Comment by Howard W — July 3, 2006 @ 3:28 pm

  13. Hello everybody. Many apologies for our spam filter problems which caused a large batch of comments to be held for way too long. I think I’ve dealt with the problem now. We had to implement some drastic anti-spam measures after a massive spam attack and unfortunately lots of legit comments were affected. Sorry about that.

    Comment by Rebecca MacKinnon — July 4, 2006 @ 2:59 am

  14. Serves him right. He tried to come to China thinking that the Commies have reformed, when actually the commies are as evil as ever, as the facts plainly demonstrate. Note: several of the comments will be trolled by Chinese commie police squad/stooges who will try to trick you into trying to “cooperate” and mislead you with FUD (Fear uncertainty doubt). Do not believe their lives. Personally I feel more sorry for his family, then for him since he got himself into this mess. From the article it was obvious he was duly warned from friends, family that Commies are evil, yet he kept supporting them, thinking they can be changed. Even though the old guard is dying, the current gov’t officials are now all the children of the red guards, who if anyone remembers from history lessons, ran China into the ground with idiotic persecutions and killed off an entire generation of educated people (which is why China was so backwards for so long). One day the commies and their children will burn in hell, and not a moment too soon.

    Comment by evilcommietroll — July 4, 2006 @ 9:31 am

  15. Looks like Jessica/Kaduna has undergone a sex change and become Bobby Fletcher. Please don’t let this troll clutter your blog. It is annoying to scroll down past its long sputterings full of hate.

    Comment by Sonagi — July 5, 2006 @ 4:27 am

  16. Sonagi, I think you should get your fact straight before you accuse me of things you can’t back up.

    I’ve bloged about other issues on China, here’s my blog. My blog profile, including email, is open to everyone.

    Name the place in Seattle, I’d love to help you put your unfounded fear of “singular China Internet-psyops boogieman” to rest.

    I’m sure it’s very emotionally satisfying, but such static view of China, eg. “Red China” stuff only keeps one ignorant.

    Comment by bobby fletcher — July 10, 2006 @ 8:41 am

  17. Sonagi, I’m not any of the person you accused me of. If you have any proof let’s see it. My blog profile is open to public, feel free to email me if you have any questions.

    If you can not afford me the clarity, I’ll just assume you are mistaken.

    Comment by bobby fletcher — July 10, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

  18. Bobby Fletcher appears everywhere on the world net and more when it comes to defending the purity of hte Chinese Communist Party. This identity of sorts even appears on Shanghai homes to praise the homes there. It seems they are vouching for business in China and are being CCP paid to do so. Bobby and friends (truly Bobby’s alias names like Michael Liu)praise anything that will build the new China and tries to brainwash the world. They also try to get rid of the reality of what the CCP is up to so the world can be fooled. This is an old technique of all communist regimes and totalitarian regimes and not one to follow or one whose idealogies should be believed. Simply put this Bobby Fletcher and AKA Michael Liu are spies or a spy. I thin spies because they appear at all times of the day anywhere in the world. Seems like old Bobby does not get any sleep. His copy or cut and paste method is an excuse he simply uses to eliminate the real picture of him. Every article written is different and is sent a different times of the day and to anywhere in the world. It could also be from anywhere in the world too. I have found too many loopholes in his arguments to believe them too.

    Comment by detective — August 27, 2006 @ 6:08 am

  19. Hao Wu did nothing wrong and the world must demand his immediate release. If the U.S. did this with everyone then we would see alot of Hollywood imprisoned by now. This man is innocent!

    Comment by detective — August 27, 2006 @ 6:09 am

  20. Bobby Fletcher is, of course, Charlie Liu of Seattle, a virtually full-time internet defender of the Chinese government who denies that the Tiananment Square massacre was a massacre, claims that there is complete religious freedom in China, and states that the United States has exceeded the seventy seven million murders committed by the government of the present regime in China.

    He seems to cruise the internet virtually full time. I’m curious, “Bobby:” just what do you do for a living?

    Comment by Bob Waters — October 6, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  21. Do not believe their lives. Personally I feel more sorry for his family, then for him since he got himself into this mess. From the article it was obvious he was duly warned from friends, family that Commies are evil, yet he kept supporting them, thinking they can be changed.

    Comment by Jeremy Jones — November 27, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

  22. […] …continues to hold Hao Wu, a pro-democracy blogger and filmmaker. (See here for background.) Little are known of his circumstances, according to this June 2 dispatch. […]

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