Liuxiaobo

The Lincoln exception, &c.

On Trump, Lincoln, Nixon, Huntsman, Xi, Putin, Macron, Jeane K., Spieth, and more<p>Over the last 150 years or so, Abraham Lincoln has been paid many …

History

Politics Briefing: Supreme Court rules Indigenous people have no veto over resource projects; Trump to ban transgender people from U.S. military

Good morning,<p>The Supreme Court of Canada says the rights of Indigenous people must be respected when governments and regulators consider resource projects – but that doesn’t mean they have a “veto.” The country’s highest court released a pair of rulings yesterday that examined Indigenous rights …

Canada

Sen. Marco Rubio: An Open Letter to Liu Xia, Widow of Liu Xiaobo

Dear Ms. Liu Xia,<p>While we have not had the occasion to meet, I join with millions around the globe in extending my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, Liu Xiaobo. His decades’ long peaceful fight for human rights and the end to one-party rule in China earned not only international …

China

Marco Rubio stakes out role in Congress as human rights champion

WASHINGTON — Mohamed Hassanein watched in amazement as he clutched the phone smuggled into his Cairo jail cell.<p>On the small screen, the political prisoner viewed a replay of a speech by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio some 5,000 miles away on Capitol Hill. The Florida Republican spoke about the injustice of …

Rights & Freedoms

China's pro-democracy movement is dying by inches

Liu Xiaobo, who died earlier this month while serving an 11-year prison sentence for advocating democracy, was frequently called “China’s Nelson …

China

WATCH: Security guards rough up reporters who try to visit Liu Xia's home

Nearly two weeks after Liu Xiaobo's death, no one knows what has happened to his widow, Liu Xia, who seems to have "fallen off the face of the earth."<p>…

China

HASHTAG TRAVELERS

Business<p>Takata's lessons in crisis mismanagement<p>Air bags need expiry dates, not lifetime guarantees<p>Apple suppliers TSMC, lens maker Largan feeling …

China

The Lonely Crusade of China’s Human Rights Lawyers

Liang Xiaojun had just finished breakfast when he received the first instant message: His friends were disappearing from their homes and offices. By itself, this news was unremarkable. As a human rights lawyer in China, Liang had come to accept that periodic spasms of repression were an unavoidable …

China

Liu Xiaobo memorial service: After tribute, six including lawyers, activists detained; two go missing

<b>Beijing:</b> Six people have been detained and two are missing allegedly after paying tribute to late Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu …

China

Beijing defends crackdown on VPNs, saying there are alternatives for businesses

The Chinese government on Tuesday defended its crackdown on the use of virtual private network services to bypass its censors, saying the campaign …

China

Sikkim border dispute: Ajit Doval's Beijing visit unlikely to offer breakthrough; expect the rhetoric to heat up

It would be unwise to expect a breakthrough from National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's China visit. There is no space for coercive diplomacy …

China

Internet giants turning a blind eye to paedophiles and terrorists, says top cop

A SENIOR cop says internet giants are ignoring crimes including child abuse and terrorism.<p>Mike Barton called on them to reinvest their “eye-watering …

Censorship

Nobel chief: 'Liu Xiaobo was no criminal'

The Chinese government bears a "heavy responsibility" for the "premature death" of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo, says Nobel Committee chair Berit Reiss-Andersen.

China

China forces phone spyware on folks in Muslim-majority region

The Chinese government is requiring citizens in Xinjiang province to install spyware on their mobile phones and is enforcing the policy with police …

China

Liu Xiaobo and the Moral Critique of Contemporary China

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s tragic death while still incarcerated now ensures that he will figure in history as a martyr. And martyrs, …

China

Where is 'free' widow of Chinese Nobel winner?

Katie Stallard, Asia Correspondent<p>Liu Xia is a poet and an artist.<p>She has never been convicted, or even accused of breaking any law.<p>And yet she has …

China

What Liu Xiaobo’s Death Says About China’s Two Futures

In mid-January, when Xi Jinping made his debut at Davos, the head of the Chinese Communist Party and president of the PRC took pains to appear as a …

China

Activists 'held for Liu Xiaobo memorial'

<b>At least four men have been detained by Chinese police after publicly commemorating the death of Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, an activist says.</b><p>The seaside memorial, which took place on 19 July, was part of a widely shared international campaign on social media mourning the dissident's death.<p>Wei …

China

Hong Kong justice chief welcomes legal challenges to joint rail checkpoint

Hong Kong’s justice chief has said he welcomes any legal challenges against the government’s decision to lease a quarter of the local terminus of the …

Hong Kong

Campaign For Democracy In China Will Outlive Liu Xiaobo: Chinese Desire For Liberty Will Never Die

Before Xi Jinping became China’s president in 2012, some observers hoped he would be a liberal reformer. But today he increasingly looks like at best a civilized Mao Zedong. Imprisoning the dying Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo showed Xi to be equally cruel, if not quite so crazy, as Mao. Indeed, the …

China

Chinese police guard late dissident's Liu Xiaobo home, empty or not

More than a week after the Nobel Peace Prize winner succumbed to liver cancer in custody, four agents stood watch on the stoop of the apartment where …

China

A man-eating great white shark wasn’t caught in Lac-St.-Jean (or Lake Michigan, either)

It would be good news to learn that deadly freshwater sharks had been found and caught - it's better news that they never existed in the first place.

Canadian News

China Sees the West Behind Liu Xiaobo

Editor’s Note: This was originally published by The Interpreter, the online magazine of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an independent, …

China

Weekend Roundup: The Tragedy Of Mosul Leads Back To America’s Invasion

When U.S. intervention smashes established authority, even more brutal forces fill the vacuum.<p>One wonders if the United States will ever learn. When established authority is overthrown absent a ready alternative, the darkest forces almost always fill the liberated vacuum.<p>The impending collapse of …

Revolution

China WhatsApp crackdown only scratches surface of worsening internet censorship

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> As Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate, lay dying in a heavily-guarded hospital last month, there was little mention of his fate in China.<p>For many younger Chinese, Liu is an unknown figure, the culmination of years of intense censorship of his life and works. The …

China

Crafting a new world order: The shift from the West to Asia will have India as its focus

The world order is still largely white, Anglo-Saxon and male. Examples abound. The president of the World Bank has always been a white American man …

Taiwan

After death of Liu Xiaobo, dark times for dissent in China

is a foreign affairs writer<p>for the Washington Post<p>It has been over a week since the death of Liu Xiaobo, the famed Chinese dissident who was awarded …

China

A Life Lived in Truth

BERLIN – The news that Liu Xiaobo, China’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate and most high-profile dissident, was being released on medical parole was …

China

China censors drop the soap operas, sitcoms

<b>Analysis</b> A disturbing trend toward ever-greater censorship in China has seemingly crossed a line with the banning and blocking... well, fun, …

Censorship

The World’s Most Powerful Women: July 21

The funding disparity between female founders and their male counterparts is blatant—so much so that U.S. first daughter Ivanka Trump has made fixing …

Women's News