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We hope our expanded special feature on Liu Xiaobo—including news items, analyses of the significance of his life and work, international support for Liu Xia and calls for accountability, and commentaries—will be a useful information resource and help generate more effective action by the international community. Liu Xiaobo was a prominent Chinese public intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, recognized for “his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental rights in China.” He died of liver cancer on July 13, 2017 in Chinese custody.

News (新闻)

Chinese police guard late dissident Liu Xiaobo’s home, empty or not
Agence France-Presse, July 22, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/22/chinese-police-guard-late-dissident-liu-xiaobos-home-empty-not/

“No entry record”: Hong Kong activist detained in Shenzhen after border protest for late dissident Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 21, 2017
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/21/no-entry-record-hong-kong-activist-detained-shenzhen-border-protest-late-dissident-liu-xiaobo/

The road to Liu Xiaobo’s death, and the path beyond
China Digital Times, July 21, 2017
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2017/07/road-liu-xiaobos-death-path-beyond/

China brushes off global criticism over Liu Xiaobo’s death
Nikkei Asian Review, July 20, 2017
http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20170720/Politics-Economy/China-brushes-off-global-criticism-over-Liu-Xiaobo-s-death

Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

A life lived in truth
Ma Jian, Project Syndicate, July 20, 2017
https://www.project-syndicate.org/onpoint/a-life-lived-in-truth-by-ma-jian-2017-07

International Support for Liu Xia (国际社会给刘霞的声援)

Why can’t Beijing just go easy on Liu Xia?
EJ Insight, July 21, 2017
http://www.ejinsight.com/20170721-why-can-t-beijing-just-go-easy-on-liu-xia/

刘晓波“头七”已过 遗孀刘霞仍无音信 (Seventh day since Liu Xiaobo’s death has passed, still no news of his widow Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, July 21, 2017
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql1-07212017104757.html

Liu Xiaobo supporters step up pressure on China to free his widow
Voice of America, July 21, 2017
https://www.voanews.com/a/liu-xiaobo-supporters-step-up-pressure-on-china-free-his-widow/3953730.html

China: widow of Nobel Laureate feared “disappeared”
Human Rights Watch, July 20, 2017
https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/07/20/china-widow-nobel-laureate-feared-disappeared

Commentary (评论)

Column: A voice for freedom snuffed out
John Timpane, Salem News, July 21, 2017
http://www.salemnews.com/opinion/columns/column-a-voice-for-freedom-snuffed-out/article_7ac13554-f20a-53b3-97ba-b135228881a9.html

Death of Liu Xiaobo shows up a flawed governing strategy by China’s Communist Party
Minxin Pei, Financial Review, July 21, 2017
http://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/death-of-liu-xiaobo-shows-up-a-flawed-governing-strategy-by-chinas-communist-party-20170721-gxfo90

 
 
 
 

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