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Chinese dissident Liu Xia's health improves in her new home in Germany

The widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo moved to Berlin in July after years of house arrest in China. In a picture tweeted by exiled Chinese …

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Robert Fulford: Xi’s plan to merge China the philanthropist with China the prisoner is an ambitious, albeit delicate one

Never known for lacking ambition, President Xi Jinping is now promoting a long-term plan to spread China’s skills, investment capital and ancient …

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China gives Winnie the Pooh the enemy-of-the-state treatment

China has banned the new Disney flick “Christopher Robin” — apparently because President Xi Jinping is furious at the string of memes comparing him …

Winnie-the-Pooh

China Professor Missing After Radio Interview Is Interrupted

Beijing (AP) -- The whereabouts of a Chinese professor known for his critical views of the government remained unknown Friday, two days after police …

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China says free trade talks with Norway should be accelerated

BEIJING (Reuters) - Free trade talks between China and Norway should be sped up, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told his Norwegian counterpart, as the two countries continue to step up efforts to put a row over the Nobel Peace Prize behind them.<p>Beijing froze ties with Oslo and suspended …

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Two Poems by Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander<p>Parts of the Day<p>The cliff is not very far.<br>A white horse is tied to the lamp post.<br>He is more precious to me than my own breath.<br>They …

Poetry

George W. Bush Institute awards scholarships to 10 who fled North Korea

The George W. Bush Institute has announced it will divvy up $26,000 to help North Korean refugees pursue higher education in the U.S.<p>The institute …

North Korea

Liu Xiaobo memorial a litmus test of protest fatigue in Hong Kong, where democracy movement is divided and disillusioned | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

On a busy pedestrian street, one recent afternoon in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district, sprightly Vivian – dressed in a black T-shirt, …

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Birds of a Feather

Who is allied to whom? Who is friendly to whom? That is something to keep an eye on, when evaluating world affairs. I noted in a recent column that …

Conservative View

Liu Xia may be free, but China has her on a tight leash

<i>Frank Ching</i> <i>is a Hong Kong-based journalist.</i><p>Finally, after frantic appeals from around the world and much suspense, the Chinese Communist Party has agreed to let Liu Xia, the 57-year-old widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, leave the country and go to Europe.<p>Liu Xia, painter, poet and …

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Donald Trump's chaotic European tour

The Donald Trump tour finally wound up on Monday, leaving a trail of political mayhem across Europe.<p>He’d told the Germans they were “captive” of …

Donald Trump

What a New Sculpture Reveals About Growing Tensions Between China and Taiwan

Artist Aihua Cheng has worked feverishly for the past four months in her scenic Baisha Bay studio on Taiwan’s northern coast. For her latest project, …

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Liu Xia: free at last but a hostage-in-exile to Beijing’s crackdown

As hundreds of people gathered in Berlin’s Gethsemane church to remember and celebrate Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo – the writer and Nobel peace prize laureate – on the first anniversary of his death, one slight woman was conspicuous by her absence.<p>His widow, poet Liu Xia, had landed in the German …

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Remember the Prisoners

Yesterday, July 13, marked one year since Liu Xiaobo’s death. It was also Oleg Sentsov’s birthday (his 42nd).<p>Liu Xiaobo was the foremost democracy …

Conservative View

Empowered by Liu Xia’s release, it is time to redouble the call for others’ freedom in China | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Liu Xia, widow of Chinese human rights defender and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, days before the anniversary of her husband’s death, landed …

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At a Berlin gathering for Liu Xiaobo, a reminder of two very different 1989s

Exactly one year after the death in Chinese custody of his friend, dissident and Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, Liao Yiwu stood on the altar of Berlin’s Gethsemane church playing a new, melancholic musical piece for the flute entitled <i>Liu Xiaobo’s Last Moments</i>.<p>The piece was inspired by a phone …

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Putin, Trump and Rights Decline: Daily Brief

Plus: UN should act in South Sudan; East African Bishops should support education for pregnant teens; free Khayrullo Mirsaidov; children with …

South Sudan

A persecuted woman is free at last, but China’s cruelty persists

By Editorial Board<p>WHEN CHINESE poet and artist Liu Xia arrived in Helsinki on Tuesday en route to a new life in Berlin, she spread her arms wide in a gesture of freedom. Few have sacrificed as much in the name of that ideal as Ms. Liu and her late husband, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. Mr. …

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China continues crackdown on late activist's memorials

Beijing, July 12 (IANS) China on Thursday continued to crack down on public memorials for late activist and Nobel Peace laureate liu Xiaobo as his …

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China Sentences Veteran Rights Campaigner to 13 Years

BEIJING—China has sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on vaguely defined subversion charges, one day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.<p>The People’s Intermediate Court in the central city of Wuhan announced the sentencing of Qin Yongmin on its …

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China Nobel Winner's Widow Free After German Diplomatic Push

The widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo was allowed to leave China and travel to Europe, ending her long house arrest after a high-profile …

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The Latest: China says Liu Xia getting medical treatment

The Latest on the release of Nobel laureate's widow Liu Xia from house arrest (all times local):<p>4 p.m.<p>The Chinese government has confirmed the widow …

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Widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo leaves China

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has arrived in Germany after fleeing Beijing, where she spent almost eight years under house arrest.<p>Liu Xiaobo died of lung cancer last July in a hospital in northeastern China, a month after he was granted medical …

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Nobel widow Liu Xia leaves China after 8 years' house arrest

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China on Tuesday for Europe after eight years under house arrest, her …

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Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, might be free at last—thanks to Germany

It’s been almost a year since Nobel peace prize winner, writer, and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo passed away of liver cancer in custody in China, with Beijing rejecting pleas for the dissident to be allowed to travel abroad for treatment. After his death, his wife Liu Xia—who was with him in …

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Liu Xia, wife of late Nobel Peace Prize winner, arrives in Germany

Friends of Liu Xia report she has landed in Germany after years of house arrest. Her husband, Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, died in detention last …

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Nobel widow allowed to leave China after long house arrest

BERLIN (AP) — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a free woman. Until now.<p>China allowed her to leave the country …

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Liu Xia – widow of Nobel laureate – arrives in Europe with a smile, as China says she left country for medical treatment

Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China in accordance with her own will to seek medical treatment in Germany, China’s Ministry of …

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Widow of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Leaves China After Eight Years Under House Arrest, Reports Say

Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under de …

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