Programthink (编程随想, Ruan Xiaohuan, 阮晓寰, programmer on GitHub)

Very popular Chinese language anonymous blogger that publishes software programming tutorials and political content since 2009, often negative about the CCP, in particular anti-censorship and anti-CCP-brainwashing.

He was likely arrested in 2021 according to an anonymous report to Radio Free Asia (RFA, 自由亚洲电台, USA government media), consistent with an abnormally long lack of posts:

In 2023, after 2 years of arbitrary detention, he was sentenced to 7 years, full name and photo came out, he is actually called Ruan Xiaohuan (阮晓寰), previous names were just wrong:

He was born in Fujian Province (辽宁省) in 1977. he served as the chief engineer of the information security system of the conference during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The blogging started in 2009. His wife’s family name is Bei (贝), given name undisclosed.

https://baijiahao.baidu.com/s?id=1731886110528251526 is one of the rare Chinese sources possibly about him.

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Figure 217. Programthink uses Rodin’s The Thinker sculpture as its avatar, to encourage people to think for themselves rather than blindly believe the Party. Sources: GitHub images, . real world images. The other pages of the indictment can be seen at: https://twitter.com/EricLiu_USA/status/1638560342874923010.