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Hong Kong proves dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist: Taiwan vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The recent events in Hong Kong prove that dictatorship and democracy cannot coexist, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) told former East German dissident and singer Wolf ...

Jailed Chinese activist Huang Qi in 'immediate' danger: rights groups

A group of human rights organizations has called for Chinese dissident Huang Qi to be "immediately and unconditionally" freed from prison, citing an "immediate threat to his life."...

Chinese dissident Liu Xia might visit Taiwan next year

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 t...

Chinese dissident Liu Xia may soon be invited to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a recent appearance in New York by Liu Xia (劉霞), the widow of Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on Sept. 26, there is speculation that the human rights activis...

Monument honoring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo unveiled in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of July 13 in Taipei, an unveiling ceremony was held dedicating a memorial monument to the Chinese political dissident Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波) on the one year anni...

Sieren's China: Berlin and Beijing side by side

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang did not want to leave anything to fate. Just a few days before travelling to Germany, he wrote an opinion piece in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, in whi...

Widow of Chinese Nobel laureate unlikely to attend memorial

BEIJING (AP) — Memorials are planned in Hong Kong and Germany to commemorate the first anniversary of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo's death in custody. Friday marks one yea...

China sentences veteran rights campaigner to 13 years

BEIJING (AP) — 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. ...

The life and struggle of Liu Xia, widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

"You are like the wind that never told me where it was going! When you come, my eyes are filled with tears; and when you leave, you leave grains of sand," Liu Xia wrote in 1992 to Liu Xiaobo...

Liu Xia, widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, arrives in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Liu Xia, widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, arrives in Germany.

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China frees Nobel widow from house arrest that drew outcry

BEIJING (AP) — China allowed the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin on Tuesday, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the ...

The Latest: China says Liu Xia getting medical treatment

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

Chinese foreign ministry confirms Nobel widow Liu Xia has departed for Germany, says she left for medical treatment

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese foreign ministry confirms Nobel widow Liu Xia has departed for Germany, says she left for medical treatment.

Liu Xia, wife of late Nobel Peace Prize winner, leaves China

Liu Xia was never charged with a crime but has spent eight years under house arrest. Her friends said she left China on board a Finnair flight bound for Europe on Tuesday. Her brother, Liu Hui, was n...