Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Special Feature: Liu Xiaobo (特辑:刘晓波)

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)

China's ocean burial of Liu Xiaobo backfires as activists stage sea protests
The Guardian, July 19, 2017

华盛顿华人在共产主义受难者纪念碑下悼念刘晓波 (Chinese people in Washington mourn Liu Xiaobo at Victims of Communism Memorial)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017

“中国民主教育基金会”发表声明沉痛哀悼刘晓波 称他是中国的曼德拉,华夏的哈维尔 (Chinese Democratic Education Foundation releases announcement to mourn Liu Xiaobo and calls Liu “Mandela of China”)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017

Worldwide memorials held including in Hong Kong to remember Liu Xiaobo
South China Morning Post, July 19, 2017

In Pictures: A week on, Hongkongers gather to mourn death of Chinese dissident Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017

Friend of late Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo says he was taken away "to travel" on traditional day of mourning
Hong Kong Free Press, July 19, 2017

沈阳国保骚扰跟踪恐吓记者实录 (National Security officers in Shenyang harass, follow, and intimidate journalists)
Voice of America, July 19, 2017

中国驻英国大使馆发言人致信《金融时报》:刘晓波违法并被依法定罪 (Chinese embassy in the UK writes to Financial Times: Liu Xiaobo broke the law was convicted in accordance with the law)
Financial Times, July 18, 2017

民众以“空凳子”祭奠刘晓波 刘霞仍然下落不明 (Citizens pay tribute to Liu Xiaobo with an “empty chair,” Liu Xia’s whereabouts still unknown)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017

信息中心:劉霞正在雲南「被旅遊」 (Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy: Liu Xia is “forced to travel” in Yunnan)
Radio Television Hong Kong, July 18, 2017
Assessments: Liu Xiaobo’s Life & Work (评价:刘晓波的审评和著作)

Liu Xiaobo and the meaning of Chinese patriotism
Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, July 19, 2017

China, Liu Xiaobo and the new reality of human rights
Steve Tsang, Chatham House, July 19 2017

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

The death of Liu Xiaobo
Lois Snow, Letter to the Editor, The New York Times, July 18, 2017

After Liu Xiaobo's death, concerns grow for his widow's well-being
National Public Radio, July 18, 2017

无国界记者组织在台北设立办公室 呼吁各国营救刘霞重获自由 (Reporters Without Borders sets up office in Taipei and calls countries to rescue Liu Xia)
Radio Free Asia, July 18, 2017

Liu Xiaobo’s wife said to be kept off Beijing
EJ Insight, July 18, 2017

Commentary (评论)

The logic behind China’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo
Jamil Anderlini, Financial Times, July 19, 2017

Why Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo could be not be silenced
Gregory J. Wallance, The Hill, July 18, 2017

As Liu Xiaobo dies in isolation, it’s time to abandon “quiet diplomacy”
Chang Ping, China Change, July 18, 2017

VOA专访:史密斯议员谈如何延续刘晓波精神遗产 (How to continue Liu Xiaobo’s legacy)
Representative Chris Smith, Voice of America, July 18, 2017

The quiet tragedy of China’s dissidents
Max Boot, Commentary Magazine, July 17, 2017


News (新闻)