Liu Xia is heard speaking in a weak, hoarse voice in a new video apparently recorded after her husband, the dissident Liu Xiaobo, died. Photo: Handout

New video shows Liu Xiaobo’s widow saying she needs to avoid public eye

‘I’m taking a rest in another place,’ Liu Xia says in the video published on YouTube. ‘Please give time for my heart to recover.’

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Liu Xia is heard speaking in a weak, hoarse voice in a new video apparently recorded after her husband, the dissident Liu Xiaobo, died. Photo: Handout
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Viola Zhou

Viola Zhou

Viola is a multimedia producer at Inkstone. Prior to that, she wrote about Chinese politics for the South China Morning Post. She has also interned at Reuters and covered Hong Kong's democracy protests.

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.