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Marc McEvoy
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THE Chinese government has cited ''security reasons'' for banning the dissident author and poet Liao Yiwu from travelling to Australia to attend the Sydney Writers' Festival next week. Liao joins several leading Chinese writers and artists who have been victims of a recent crackdown on people speaking out against the regime in China, including the jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and the detained artist Ai Weiwei.

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The Chinese government, which has called Liao's writings subversive, has also ''advised'' him not to publish his work overseas. Liao was jailed in 1990 for four years for writing his epic poem Massacre, which condemned the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Sydney Writers' Festival organisers said they were deeply disappointed by the ban, which follows China's earlier decision to stop Liao travelling to the US to take part in the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

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The artistic director, Chip Rolley, said: ''Liao Yiwu … has been denied the fundamental right to express his views freely. We are astonished by the Chinese government's additional demand that he not publish his works internationally. These actions highlight the need for Australians to better understand the growing power of China, including its reach into other countries.''

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The Chinese government allowed Liao an exit permit to attend a literary event in Germany last year, his first after 14 attempts.

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