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

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

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

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

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 7 comments

US criticises China over sentencing of Liu Xiaobo relative

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?

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

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

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

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

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