Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia pose in this undated photo. Photo: Reuters
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia pose in this undated photo. Photo: Reuters

Deeds, not words, on human rights give China moral authority in today's world

China can no longer hide behind slogans like ''seeking common ground while preserving differences", but needs to step forward and translate the idealistic values expressed in its constitution into concrete actions upholding human rights, writes David Schlesinger.

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia pose in this undated photo. Photo: Reuters
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia pose in this undated photo. Photo: Reuters
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