A file picture taken in 2010 of a plain-clothes policeman trying to stop photographs being taken outside the house in Beijing of Liu Xia, the wife of the Chinese Nobel Peace winner Liu Xiaobo. Liu died earlier this year of cancer while serving a jail sentence, but his wife is still under house arrest. She has never been charged with an offence. Photo: AFP

Human rights in China under Xi Jinping ‘worst since Tiananmen crackdown’: Amnesty

President’s strengthening of a highly authoritarian, one-party system has led to increased censorship and suppression of dissent, say rights activists

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A file picture taken in 2010 of a plain-clothes policeman trying to stop photographs being taken outside the house in Beijing of Liu Xia, the wife of the Chinese Nobel Peace winner Liu Xiaobo. Liu died earlier this year of cancer while serving a jail sentence, but his wife is still under house arrest. She has never been charged with an offence. Photo: AFP
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