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Surviving Tiananmen 'Gentlemen' mum on Chinese Nobel laureate's death

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Liu Xiaobo was one of the "Four Gentlemen" of Tiananmen Square, the group that staged a hunger strike in the final days of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in China and tried to hold off tanks and troops moving in to crush the student-led movement.

U.N. rights chief seeks meeting with China over Liu Xiaobo's widow

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said on Thursday he plans to seek a meeting with Chinese officials to urge freedom of movement for the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of cancer while in custody.

UN rights chief pressures China on dissident widow's fate

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said Thursday he plans to meet with Chinese officials to push for assurances that the widow of late dissident Liu Xiaobo will be allowed to leave China. Zeid came under fierce criticism from Beijing...Show More Summary

Late Chinese Nobel laureate's friends hold defiant memorial

Under the shadow of heavy police surveillance, around 20 close friends of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo have held a defiant private memorial in Beijing. Since the prominent democracy activist died of liver cancer in custodyShow More Summary

Many Are Concerned for the Wife of Late Nobel Peace Laureate, Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia, had suffered oppression and imprisonment for years.

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death

The death of longtime democratic activist Liu Xiaobo has sent China's censorship regime into high gear, as the country cracks down on images, text, and keywords that relate to the poet, author, and winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. The post Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Dissident's Burial at Sea Has Unintended Consequence

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's supporters say that in casting his ashes into the sea, the Chinese government hoped to deprive them of a permanent resting place to hold dear. What it did instead was create the world's biggest memorial, say those supporters, who plan to gather next to and even...

Liu Xiaobo and the Meaning of Chinese Patriotism

Jiayang Fan on the legacy of the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday of late-stage liver cancer while serving an eleven-year prison sentence.

Chinese censorship cracks down on WeChat, Weibo, WhatsApp

Beijing has been cracking down on images of Liu Xiaobo in direct messages between users, while WhatsApp could reportedly be blocked.

Dark days for China's democracy dream

The death of Liu Xiaobo deprives China's dissident movement of a crucial figurehead at a time when political activism on the mainland is being forced ever deeper underground, and pro-democracy forces in Hong Kong are under threat. The...Show More Summary

Malala condemns China over death of fellow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemned China's treatment of her fellow peace prize-winner Liu Xiaobo following his death of liver cancer in custody last week.

The Meaning Of Liu Xiaobo

If there is a gene for bluntness, Liu likely had it. In the 1980s, while still a graduate student in Chinese literature, he was already known as a “black horse” for denouncing nearly every contemporary Chinese writer: the literary star Wang Meng was politically slippery; “roots-seeking” writers like Han Shaogong were excessively romantic about the […]

China increases censorship efforts after death of political dissident

Following the death of Liu Xiaobo last week, China is apparently cracking down on anything which mentions his name on social media. Liu Xiaobo, a long-time political prisoner in China, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for “his...Show More Summary

They Cannot Make Us Hate Them

Liu Xiaobo passed away on July 13th, 2017, at age 61. This piece was originally posted at AtlasNework.org on September 8, 2016. When I think of examples of successful self-control and dignity under the most difficult circumstances, one...Show More Summary

Liu Xiaobo: A Voice of Freedom

The death of Liu Xiaobo from liver cancer on July 13, under guard at a hospital in Shenyang, marks the passing of a great defender of freedom—a man who was willing to speak truth to power. As the lead signatory to Charter 08, which called...Show More Summary

China's Artists Defy Ban To Mourn Liu Xiaobo

Praying hands and candle emojis were banned from Weibo, but artists found creative ways to post. "Some posted the works of Liu Xiaobo's poet and artist widow Liu Xia, who remains under house arrest, depicting mutilated dolls positioned in bleak landscapes. Paintings of empty chairs referenced the empty seat at Liu Xiaobo's 2010 ceremony for […]

Liu Xiaobo’s Death Pushes China’s Censors Into Overdrive

After Mr. Liu’s death, the number of keyword combinations that were blocked greatly increased, and images were automatically filtered in private chats, researchers said.

Liu Xiaobo laid to rest at private funeral 'under the eyes of Chinese secret police'

The body of Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel laureate who died after years of imprisonment in China, was cremated Saturday after a private ceremony attended by his family and several men believed to be Chinese secret police.  Liu's remains...Show More Summary

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