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Widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo arrives in Berlin

Jul 11, 2018 - 3:11 PM

In an emotional phone call with Liao Yiwu recently, Liu Xia says, 'They should add a line to the constitution: 'Loving Liu Xiaobo is a serious crime – it's a life sentence'.'

IN GERMANY. Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, smiles as she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, on July 10, 2018. Photo by Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva/AFP

Fate of Liu Xiaobo's widow worries friends

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Close friends have lost touch with the poet Liu Xia after her husband the Nobel Prize winning Chinese dissident died

MEMORIAL SERVICE. This handout photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office shows late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife Liu Xia (C) and his brother, Liu Xiaoguang (L), holding a portrait of Liu Xiaobo and receiving the ashes (R) in an urn at a funeral parlour in the Chinese city of Shenyang, Liaoning province, on July 15, 2017. Shenyang Municipal Information Office/AFP

Thousands march in Hong Kong in memory of Liu Xiaobo

Jul 15, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Veteran activists lead the solemn candlelight march to China s liaison office in the city

CANDLELIGHT MARCH. People attend a candlelight march for the late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo in Hong Kong on July 15, 2017. Dale de la Rey/AFP

Liu Xia: From unpolitical poet to dissident's wife

Jul 15, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Close friends have struggled to reach her since Liu Xiaobo s death and China has left unanswered the question of whether she will be allowed to leave the country

GRIEVING. This handout photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office shows late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife Liu Xia (C) and his brother, Liu Xiaoguang (L), holding a portrait of Liu Xiaobo and receiving the ashes (R) in an urn at a funeral parlor in the Chinese city of Shenyang, Liaoning province, on July 15, 2017. Handout/ Shenyang Municipal Information Office/AFP

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes scattered in sea

Jul 15, 2017 - 10:18 AM

3rd UPDATE His supporters say the authorities wanted to avoid giving him a burial ground where they could remember the pro democracy Nobel laureate

CREMATED. A portrait of Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is seen as witnesses testify before the House Foreign Relations Committee's Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations subcommittee on his death during a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on July 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

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Jul 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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People cool off in a swimming pool in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on July 12, 2017.  The summer heatwave is forecast to continue and expand over more of the country, with people being warned to protect themselves from the sun. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT

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Jul 14, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death

Jul 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM

UPDATED Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang says Beijing lodged official protests with the United States France Germany and the United Nations human rights office over their irresponsible remarks regarding Liu Xiaobo

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Jul 14, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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World reacts with praise, sadness to Liu death

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo s death brings criticism for Chinese authorities who refused international pleas to let him receive treatment abroad

IN MEMORY OF. A man writes a message and holds a portrait outside the Chinese Liaison Office of Hong Kong after the death of Chinese Noble laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Hong Kong on July 13, 2017. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:47 PM

3rd UPDATE Liu s death puts China in dubious company as he became the first Nobel Peace Prize laureate to die in custody since German pacifist Carl von Ossietzky in 1938

NOBEL LAUREATE. This file photo taken on March 14, 2005 shows 2010 Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo in Guangzhou in southern China. Liu family photo/AFP

China rebuffs calls to let ailing Nobel laureate go abroad

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:04 PM

UPDATED Human rights groups have decried the lack of independent reports about Liu Xiaobo s health accusing the authorities of manipulating information

CRITICAL. This undated video grab obtained on July 11, 2017, shows Chinese Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo (C) surrounded by doctors and his wife Liu Xia at an undisclosed location. AFP photo


Family of China's ailing Nobel laureate declines artificial ventilation

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:06 PM

UPDATED The hospital has explained the necessity of tracheal intubation to the patient s family the family refused the tracheal intubation the hospital says on its website

China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang says Liu s tumor has grown and his liver is bleeding

CRITICAL. A man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010.  File photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Western doctors say Chinese Nobel winner can travel

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Foreign physicians contradict the assertions of Chinese doctors on whether or not Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo can travel abroad for cancer treatment

FREE HIM. Protestors call for the release of cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was given medical parole earlier this week but remains on the mainland outside the Chinese embassy in central London on July 1, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Chinese Nobel laureate too sick to travel abroad – hospital

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:12 PM

Beijing has come under fire over its treatment of activist Liu Xiaobo and for waiting until he became terminally sick to release him from prison more than a month ago

NOBEL AWARDEE. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010. Odd Andersen/File/AFP

The week in photos: July 1-7, 2017

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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TREMOR. Rescuers stand next to a destroyed building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit the town of Kananga, Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo by Lito Bagunas/AFP

EU lawmakers urge China to let Nobel dissident seek medical help

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:28 PM

China should immediately release the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia from house arrest and allow him to seek medical treatment wherever he wishes a statement reads

FOR LIU XIAOBO. Protesters prepare to post postcards written and addressed to terminally-ill Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo (pictured on cards) outside the General Post Office in Hong Kong on July 5, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

China invites foreign cancer experts to treat Liu Xiaobo

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:35 PM

China has faced global calls to give Liu the option to get treatment abroad since it emerged last month that he was transferred from prison to a hospital after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer

Protestors call for the release of cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was given medical parole earlier this week but remains on the mainland outside the Chinese embassy in central London on July 1, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The offer comes a day after China rejected criticism over its treatment of Liu as the United States urges Beijing to give the paroled activist freedom to move

NOBEL AWARDEE. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010. Odd Andersen/File/AFP

New U.S. ambassador keen to see Chinese dissident go abroad

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The new US ambassador to China says he would like to see terminally ill Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo get treatment abroad after prison officials granted him medical parole

IN BEIJING. New US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad speaks to the media during a press conference at his residence in Beijing on June 28, 2017. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo with terminal cancer – lawyer

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:06 PM

UPDATED Liu Xiaobo was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last May 23 and was released days later his lawyer says

NOBEL AWARDEE. In this file photo, a man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010. Odd Andersen/File/AFP

White House opposes bill to rename Chinese Embassy address

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:39 AM

A bill renaming the area in front of the Chinese Embassy Liu Xiaobo Plaza after the Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo could complicate efforts to release the dissident the US State Department says

A Chinese woman adjusts a Chinese flag near US flags before the start of a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting between China and the US during the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 10, 2014. The US and China discussed trade and business concerns on July 10 -- with currencies and property rights among the thorny issues on the agenda -- as the world's two biggest economies held wide-ranging annual talks. AFP PHOTO / POOL

China jails man for planning Tiananmen protest: lawyer

Mar 24, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Gu Yimin faces 18 months imprisonment for planning to hold a protest to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre

Jailed Chinese Nobel winner's wife hospitalized

Feb 20, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Liu who has been under house arrest since 2010 but has not been charged with any crime was hospitalized on Tuesday February 18

LIU XIA. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife, Liu Xia (C), together with human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping (L), arrive at the court for the trial of her brother, Liu Hui, in Beijing on April 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO

China Nobel winner's wife appeals to Xi

Jun 14, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo appeals to Chinese president Xi Jinping to bring justice over merciless oppression

JUSTICE. The wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo appeals to Chinese president Xi Jinping to bring justice over merciless oppression. Photo by AFP