Zeng Jinyan

There are more than half a billion Internet users in China. For months, Beijing has been fretting about the possibility of the Arab Spring spilling over into the People’s Republic of China. Because the Chinese political machine – out of fear of losing its monopoly on information – is rigorously enforcing its policies, the life of every free-thinking citizen in China has become a nightmare. Zeng Jinyan’s everyday life epitomises this struggle: she is living under house arrest with her husband and her daughter.

Lucie Morillon