Chinese New Year starts today and I have always encouraged fellow Amnesty members to take actions around this time of the year for China’s prisoners of conscience. This year, a special Chinese New Year action is posted on AIUSA website directing towards Shi Tao and the Chinese authorities. It is a holiday card action with 2 simple card designs. The graphics are not great but considering they were put together in less than a week, the focus is on the messages inside the cards offering mental support to Shi Tao and asking the authorities to release him.

If you want to look for some prettier designs, you can purchase new year cards from a local Asian market or for those who have color printers, there are a few sites offering some great art work:

Chinese New Year related news: