Liu Xia

Beijing court rejects appeal by Nobel laureate's Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law

Liu Hui's brother, Liu Tong, addresses the media outside a Beijing detention centre yesterday. Photo: AP

Supporters of Liu Hui say his conviction in June was based on trumped-up fraud charges and aimed at thwarting the increased attention by the rights community on the plight of his sister, Liu Xia , who has remained under effective house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Prize three years ago.

Saturday, 17 August, 2013, 3:37am 3 comments

Wife of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo to petition for retrial

Mo Shaoping

The wife of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo wants her lawyers to challenge authorities for placing her under house arrest and seek a retrial of her husband's case.

Beijing lawyers Mo Shaoping and Shang Baojun said yesterday Liu Xia had authorised them to prepare a legal petition that her husband's case be reopened and heard in court.

22 Jun 2013 - 4:02am 1 comment

Strange workings in China courts suggest selective leniency

Liu Xia

Three recent news stories conjure up a messy picture of the mainland's rule of law. Liu Hui, brother-in-law of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, received an 11-year jail term on June 9 after being found guilty of defrauding his business partners of 3 million yuan (HK$3.8 million).

18 Jun 2013 - 7:44am 1 comment

Wife of jailed Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo writes open letter to Xi

Liu Xia, wife of Liu Xiaobo, cries in a car outside Huairou Detention Centre where her brother Liu Hui has been jailed in Huairou district, on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Photo: AP

The wife of jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has written an open letter to President Xi Jinping, questioning the legality of her detention and her brother's imprisonment - and urging him to ensure his "Chinese dream" does not translate into a "Chinese nightmare" for ordinary citizens.

15 Jun 2013 - 3:41am 6 comments

US criticises China over sentencing of Liu Xiaobo relative

A relative comforts Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, after hearing the jail sentence of her brother on Sunday. Photo: AP

The United States on Wednesday criticised China for handing an 11-year prison term to the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and called on Beijing to free the writer and his wife.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

State Councillor Yang Jiechi

Cybersecurity should not become the root cause of mutual suspicion and friction, rather it should be a new bright spot in our co-operation

State Councillor Yang Jiechi


We lost through pure arrogance [...] but we were complacent and took it lightly

13 Feb 2014 - 2:07am

Relative of imprisoned Nobel winner gets 11 years

Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, weeps in anguish after her brother was jailed yesterday. Photo: AP

A court sentenced the brother-in-law of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison yesterday - an unusually harsh punishment for a business dispute that the activist's wife immediately decried as a warning to the whole family.

10 Jun 2013 - 3:58am 24 comments

Brother-in-law of Liu Xiaobo faces up to 14 years in jail, says lawyer

Liu Xia, the wife of Liu Xiaobo, seen here in December, has suffered "heartache" over the case. Photo: AFP

The brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who has been arrested on fraud charges, could be sentenced to as long as 14 years in prison if convicted, his lawyer said yesterday.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:25am

Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

Xi Jinping and Denis Sassou Nguesso, the president of the Republic of Congo, inaugurate the China-Republic of Congo Friendship Hospital in Brazzaville, March 30, 2013. (Photo: Xinhua)

EconomyCaijingGuangdong says its pension fund is riddled with massive hidden debt.Financial Times

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Diaoyus activist gives girlfriend a wedding proposal she won't forget

Yang Kuang (left) and partner-in-protest Liu Shasha met in Sichuan last month and have been inseparable since. Photo: SMP

When she and Hong Kong boyfriend Yang Kuang were hustled to a police station by five officers, mainland activist Liu Shasha heard a whisper in her ear that calmed her down.

31 Mar 2013 - 6:06am 2 comments

TVB journalist denies blocking way

Yang Kuang was also attacked in Beijing

A journalist attacked outside the Beijing home of the wife of jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo has rejected a mainland police claim that he was causing an obstruction when the assault happened.

16 Mar 2013 - 5:15am 1 comment

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People Power protest outside Liaison Office to the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong to condemn the attacks on Hong Kong Journalists in Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

On two Hong Kong journalists being beaten by unidentified men while filming an activist trying to visit the wife of dissident Liu Xiaobo in Beijing, and roadside pollution hitting hazardous levels on Friday.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

'Troublesome' Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang sent home from Beijing

Yang Kuang meets supporters and the media after arriving at Hong Kong's airport. Photo: Felix Wong

Yang Kuang said he had been escorted to Beijing airport and put on a flight after being held for over 30 hours by police, who told him he had been detained for "provoking quarrels and making trouble".

11 Mar 2013 - 8:31am 14 comments

Yang Kuang still missing; fury crosses political divide

Protesters march to the central government''s liaison office in Hong Kong in protest at the attacks in Beijing. Photo: Felix Wong

The disappearance of Diaoyu Islands activist Yang Kuang, coupled with assaults on two Hong Kong journalists outside Liu Xia's home on Friday, have sparked outrage across the city's political divide and among Hong Kong delegates gathered in Beijing for the annual sessions of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and National People's Congress.

10 Mar 2013 - 5:52am 6 comments

Attack on journalists is affront to free press

TV capture: TVB camera man injured by policemen near Liu Xia's home in Beijing.

Outrage and condemnation came after a handful of Hong Kong journalists on assignment in Beijing were brutally attacked. They were abused by a group of men of unknown identity when covering an activist trying to visit Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife on Friday. The journalists were doing nothing more than legitimate reporting on the activist and the dissident's wife. The assault is an affront to press freedom and the public's right to know.

10 Mar 2013 - 2:52am 3 comments