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Chinese dissident Liu Xia might visit Taiwan next year

Liu hinted she might organize a photo exhibition in Taiwan

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Liu Xia (first right) visited Yu Ying-shih (second from left) and his wife (second from right) in Princeton in the company of Yu Jie (first left).

Liu Xia (first right) visited Yu Ying-shih (second from left) and his wife (second from right) in Princeton in the company of Yu Jie (first left). (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Liu Xia (劉霞), the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波), might visit Taiwan next year for a photo exhibition, reports said Tuesday.

She told writer Yu Jie (余杰) of the possibility during her current visit to the United States, the Central News Agency reported.

She attended human rights events in New York last week during her first public appearance and first trip overseas since she left China to seek medical treatment in Germany last July.

Yu accompanied Liu to Princeton University to visit historian Yu Ying-shih (余英時). After posting a picture of the group on his Facebook page, Yu Jie said Liu Xia had thanked friends in Taiwan for their many years of support for her husband, and had hinted she might visit the island next year to organize a photo exhibition.

Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, but was unable to leave the country to accept the prize as he was under house arrest. He developed liver cancer, for which proper treatment was refused by the Chinese authorities, leading to his death in July 2017.


Updated : 2022-05-22 04:16 GMT+08:00