You are cordially invited to
An Evening of Interview with

余杰 Yu Jie author and essayist

on Thursday, 7:30 p.m. October 7, 2010
at NBC Seafood Restaurant
404 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, Ca. 91754
Tel. (626) 282-2323

For Information and Reservation please call Ann Lau 310-539-0234 or 310-433-0697
Dinner Cost: $30.00 per person
Do Bring a friend and enjoy an intimate evening of interview and chats with China's hottest author.
Yu Jie will have some of his books available for sale

Yu Jie is a best selling author both in China and around the world.  Some of his books are banned in China with the latest book "China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao" having had to be published in Hong Kong.  Despite the PRC Premier Wen Jiaboa's promise to find out what happened with the "tofu" schools which collapsed during the 2008 Szechuan earthquake, Wen did nothing towards his promise.  In his book Yu wrote, "The right to criticize is more important than the content... I have sought to criticize even a high official in China."

Follows is a translation by China Digital Times of the Security Bureau interrogation of Yu on his latest book:

Did you write this, State Security Zhu asked.

I said, of course I wrote it. I put my name to everything I write. I've never written anything anonymously. I take responsibility for every piece I write.

State Security Zhu said, look at this sentence about how "the leader of the Communist Party has not only terrorized more than a billion people in China, but seeks to extend the violent rule of the CCP around the world." What "leader" are you talking about? And what do you mean by "violent rule"?

I said, "party leader" refers to the chairman or general secretary. From Mao Zedong right on down to Hu Jintao. "Violent rule" is bit more complicated. In the Maoist era, tens of millions perished in the Great Starvation, and countless families were destroyed in the Anti-Rightist Movement and the Cultural Revolution. People were gunned down on "June 4th" in the Deng Xiaoping era. And today, children die needlessly as shoddy buildings collapse in the Wenchuan earthquake, or they are poisoned with milk powder and sickened with bad vaccines. If this isn't "violent rule" then what is it? And then there is the CCP gunning people down in Tibet and Xinjiang.