Deutsche Welle: At the beginning of the outbreak of the new crown, you published an article on the Internet criticizing the CCP authorities for covering up the truth. Afterwards, because you posted about social events such as the Chained Girl, including when you were in contact with Zhou Xiaozheng, a Chinese scholar living in the United States, you agreed with his clear statement that "Xi Jinping is a human trafficker." Until now, you protested "Chinese-style censorship in Germany" outside the theater when Zhang Yimou's film "One Second" was released in Berlin. All of this made Yan Geling, a guest of China's major media, gradually appear as a dissident and a rights activist. Are you aware of this shift yourself?
Yan Geling: I don't think I'm a job email list dissident. Activists are sure. Dissidents as if I wasn't so political yet. What I am protesting now is the very bad control of thought, of artistic expression, over the writers for so many years. In the past, I did not realize that such a serious impact on my current creative life.