Wednesday, February 14, 2007


China Confidential just learned that a wonderfully gifted, Ukrainian-American blogger, Helen, known to her many readers around the world as Aussiegirl, recently passed away after losing a battle with cancer. She often republished, referenced, and linked to China Confidential articles; and we occasionally corresponded.

She was an exceptionally talented writer--and a great lover of freedom--with a passion for literature, arts, and science.

May she rest in peace.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family during this trying time.